On one of the otherwise bare walls of John Quigley's office hangs a banner: "Bureau of Integrity & Transparency."
The Department of Environmental Protection secretary makes a point of mentioning it to his visitors on the 16th floor of the Rachel Carson Building in Harrisburg. Continue…
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The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced improvements for public participation and transparency through a new online engagement system. DEP's new online eComment system allows the public to more easily access Technical Guidance Documents and other policy-related proposals open for comment. The public can also view all support documentation, submit comments online, and view the full text of all public comments submitted.
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The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection violated the state's Freedom of Information Act when it denied a law firm's request for water pollution data, a Kanawha County judge ruled.
Circuit Judge Charles King ordered the DEP this week to provide the data to Appalachian Mountain Advocates.
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