CREW Files FOIA Requests with EPA Regarding Resignation of Mary Gade
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the resignation of EPA Region 5 regional administration Mary Gade. As reported, Gade claims she was asked to resign due to her strong stance against Dow Chemical's Midland, MI plant's polluting of the Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron. CREW is specifically requesting all records assessing or evaluating Dow Chemical's responsibility for dioxin flowing into Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron as well as all records from the EPA that discuss or relate to the role of Mary Gade in evaluating Dow Chemical's efforts to clean up any environmental hazards resulting from the flow of dioxin into Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron. CREW is also requesting any and all records and communications between the White House and the EPA concerning Dow Chemical's Michigan plant's release of dioxin, Dow Chemical's efforts to clean up dioxin, and Ms. Gade's role in evaluating Dow Chemical's release and cleanup of dioxin.