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Bureau of Reclamation commandeers two 61-year-old technical books on Shasta dam

According to a story in the Sacramento Bee (Sam Stanton, 11/21/04), The federal Bureau of Reclamation recently went to a used book store in Redding, CA to “collect two 61-year-old technical books on the dam that the bureau wants out of public view.” This is a chapter in the Federal Government’s continuing overzealous efforts to limit access to information out of obtuse security concerns. If this were a one-time happening, it could be ignored. However, there is a disturbing pattern of our government restricting the amount of information available to the public, recalling documents from federal depositories and restricting Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.