It’s not often that 94 environmental law professors will agree on anything, but we all know how important open and accessible government information is for good policy and decision-making. That’s why we all signed letters to Congressional leaders and EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson supporting the full reopening of EPA libraries (thanks to Professor Joel Mintz for leading the effort). In 2006, the EPA began closing its public libraries, which are a critically important resource for both agency staff and the public. A recent report by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) titled “EPA Needs to Ensure That Best Practices and Procedures Are Followed When Making Further Changes to Its Library Network” concluded that the library closures may have hindered EPA staff work and curtailed public access to information. An independent investigation by the Union of Concerned Scientists similarly found that hundreds of EPA scientists maintain the library closures hampered their ability to do their jobs. EPA’s response to the report was very disappointing, and the agency continues to make it difficult for its own staff (as well as the public) to have access to the best available scientific information to inform their decisions.