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GOP Lawmakers Charges EPA Lacks Transparency; Seeks DOJ Probe
Cybercast News Service ^ | March 8, 2013 | Fred Lucas

Posted on 03/08/2013 11:06:27 PM PST by Olog-hai

The Environmental Protection Agency is “erecting barriers” to making information available to the public, GOP members of Congress said in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, calling for an investigation into the agency. …

Pointing specifically to the EPA Region 6, the three Republican lawmakers charged that the EPA may be violating the law and was at a minimum violating President Barack Obama’s stated goal of greater transparency, by not responding to information requests from the public. The letter from lawmakers quotes former EPA Region 6 Administrator Al Armendariz referring to public information requests as “FOIA nonsense.”

Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the government is required to provide requested government documents to the public, with some exceptions, such as national security. But the agency has not been providing that information to the public, the lawmakers say. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: doj; epa; gopestablishment; rino

1 posted on 03/08/2013 11:06:27 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
A long time ago, one of the duties of the Senate was to make laws in consultation with the House.

Nowadays, law making is done by agency heads under the direction of Obama. It has become the duty of the Senate to rubber stamp the President's nominees, so they can get on with law making.

We increasingly witness, like Eric Holder and ex-EPA commissar Lisa Jackson, a tendency to gaff off Congressional inquiries or just lie to Congress without fear.

This trend will continue, and its logical end is the effective, practical consolidation of all power in the Prez. The hell of it is, at least a large plurality of Americans either don't see or don't care that their once republic is fast slipping into tyranny.

2 posted on 03/09/2013 1:55:31 AM PST by Jacquerie ("How few were left who had seen the republic!" - Tacitus, The Annals)
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To: Jacquerie

Does the GOP really believe Eric Holders Department of Justice will have a bonified investigation of the EPA?

LMAO. Yeah they will investigate the EPA right after we get the truth about F&F and Benghazi.

3 posted on 03/09/2013 3:58:47 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

No shite!

The House could do something like refuse to fund, but not as long as boehner and the GOPe is chummin with nobama.

4 posted on 03/09/2013 7:14:32 AM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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