Director Templeton’s statement regarding Attorney General’s ruling on Sunshine Law

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Volume 37-261 For Immediate Release: Aug. 13, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, -- Department of Natural Resources Director Mark N. Templeton today released the following statement on the findings of Attorney General Chris Koster concerning the Department’s handling of Sunshine law requests:

“Today Attorney General Chris Koster’s investigation found that the Department of Natural Resources did not violate Missouri’s Sunshine Law in its handling of requests for data related to water quality at the Lake of the Ozarks.

“As I have stated previously, I believe that the Department should have acted more quickly in this case to inform the public of water quality issues at the Lake of the Ozarks. We plan to review thoroughly the Attorney General’s findings and to implement any suggestions within it that will strengthen our current policies.

“I am committed to making this department serve all Missouri citizens by preserving and protecting our natural resources.”