Skip to comments.EPA: Some of Our Emails Have Been Lost as Well
Posted on 06/25/2014 1:35:12 PM PDT by jazusamo
Apparently this wasnt just an isolated innocent: a second federal agency is also having trouble finding emails that a congressional committee is demanding in order to fulfill its oversight responsibilities:
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the IRS share a problem: officials say they cannot provide the emails a congressional committee has requested because an employees hard drive crashed.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy confirmed to the House Oversight Committee Wednesday that her staff is unable to provide lawmakers all of the documents they have requested on the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska, because of a 2010 computer crash.
Were having trouble getting the data off of it and were trying other sources to actually supplement that, McCarthy said. Were challenged in figuring out where those small failures might have occurred and what caused them occur, but weve produced a lot of information.
The committee suspects that Phillip North, who worked for the EPA in Alaska, decided with his colleagues to veto the proposed Pebble Mine near Bristol Bay in 2009, before the agency even began researching its potential impacts on the environment.
Committee staffers have been trying for about a year to interview North, but he has been in New Zealand and refuses to cooperate, they said.
We have tried to serve a subpoena on your former employee and we have asked for the failed hard drive from this Alaskan individual who now is in New Zealand, and seems to never be returning, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the committees chairman, said Wednesday.
Emails provided by the committee show that EPA told congressional investigators about the hard drive crash months ago. But McCarthy said she only told the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) about the problem Tuesday.
Ah, so the guy Issas been trying to subpoena for alleged criminal wrongdoing is living in a foreign country and ignoring his inquires. Meanwhile, the hard drive that might have stored potentially incriminating emails on it has conveniently crashed.
Any takers on what the third federal agency will be to accidentally lose relevant and potentially damaging internal emails? Its only a matter of time.
Criminal investigations are long overdue.
The DOJ *JUST* discovered that, due to a hard drive crash, there are no documents they can give anyone regarding Fast and Furious Mexican Drug Gang gunrunning.
The White House *JUST* discovered that, due to a laptop hard drive crash, they cannot provide any information about Barack Obama’s Executive Orders.
It’s just TERRIBLE luck.
We are governed by a Democrat Party made up of vengeful, thieving eight year olds.
The new press secretary introduced himself on twitter today.
>>>Josh here (formerly @jearnest44) taking over @PressSec. To kick things off, I guess I’ll take some q’s. What’s going on? #AskPressSec<<<
My question... “Is your computer properly backed up”?
EPA Head Gina McCarthy defends secret email exchanges with White House
Darrell Issa gives EPA head Gina McCarthy an education on the US Constitution
Yep, it has to be a “stay out of jail” virus that’s going around.
My dog ate my 1040, IRS!
what happened to his thumb print?
Wow. Not only can they not set up a website for one particular purpose; they also can’t hold onto emails. (Selectively.) And they’re the only entity in the world this happens to.
“Most transparent administration in history”.
Thanks...Gina is a real piece of work.
I dunno about that. They see pretty transparent to me. I see right through them.
These a%#hats sure don’t lose track of my tax due balance. Sick of this s%#t!
You can’t just rely on email to get these criminals
Not only is it not transparent it’s a black hole that’s sucks in all data stored on a computer past some event horizon never to be seen again. If the things being sought were not of such a serious nature it might funny.
Red October comes to mind. Don’t tell me you have lost another hard drive.
Pretty soon all e-mails of every FedMob agency for all time will turn out to be lost forever.
Why am I not surprised —
If the Republicans don’t soon get serious the Marxists will only be encouraged to increase their criminality.
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