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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

FEMA: Those Records Will Cost Ya...

From the Times-Picayune comes the latest PR victory from the folks who brought you the Hurrican Katrina cleanup...

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is charging a newspaper $209,990 for records documenting the agency's response to hurricanes Katrina and Rita, a price deemed "absurd" by one lawmaker.

The Advocate of Baton Rouge must pay that amount before FEMA will turn over copies of more than 2 million pages of documents relating to inspection and maintenance of government-issued trailers and mobile homes, the newspaper reported Tuesday.

FEMA also gave the newspaper 10 days to pay or said it would consider the request withdrawn.

Ah, yes...but the first 100 pages are free!

More here.

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