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The Interior Department received a high grade for its responsiveness to the Freedom of Information Act in a study released today by a government watchdog group.


The report card by conservative-leaning Cause of Action gave Interior an A when it came to replying to FOIA requests. The study looked at average FOIA response times in fiscal 2014 for the 15 Cabinet departments. Those figures were taken from the agencies’ annual FOIA reports.


Others in the government didn’t fare as well on the report card. The Department of Energy earned a D, as did the State Department, which has come under scrutiny for its handling of public records after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was found to have been using a private email account. Eleven agencies received a C or worse from the group.