WASHINGTON, D.C.: I do not call it Friday Dump as a joke. It's true. The EPA had a study done on it and it showed they release their bad news items more on a Friday. Plus, reporters like myself have always noted this and this came from USA Today: regardless of political party, for policymakers to release news they want coverage of earlier in the week and bury items they don't want covered on Friday afternoons or right before holidays. It's not just the EPA.
EXPOSED: Researchers at the nonpartisan, research group, Resources for the Future, found that the EPA's news of enforcement actions or regulatory changes were issued more often on Fridays and before holidays, when they had the least impact on media coverage or financial markets. USA TODAY