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EPA: Some of Our Emails Have Been Lost as Well
Townhall.com ^ | June 25, 2014 | Daniel Doherty

Posted on 06/25/2014 1:35:12 PM PDT by jazusamo

Apparently this wasn’t 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 employee’s 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.

“We’re having trouble getting the data off of it and we’re trying other sources to actually supplement that,” McCarthy said. “We’re challenged in figuring out where those small failures might have occurred and what caused them occur, but we’ve produced a lot of information.”

More details:

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 committee’s 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 Issa’s 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? It’s only a matter of time.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; bristolbay; emails; epa; epaemails; epaoutofcontrol; epascandals; ginamccarthy; irs; liars; pebblemine; phillipnorth
Hello Congress, we have an email problem also.

Criminal investigations are long overdue.

1 posted on 06/25/2014 1:35:12 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

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.


2 posted on 06/25/2014 1:39:22 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: jazusamo

We are governed by a Democrat Party made up of vengeful, thieving eight year olds.


3 posted on 06/25/2014 1:40:10 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: jazusamo

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”?


4 posted on 06/25/2014 1:40:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: jazusamo

1:34 Minutes

EPA Head Gina McCarthy defends secret email exchanges with White House

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LakuntgnY0

1 minute

Darrell Issa gives EPA head Gina McCarthy an education on the US Constitution

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IrSbAlFxlQ


5 posted on 06/25/2014 1:40:16 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: jazusamo
Barack Obama: "Let's just make it clear. Whatever you want, in the past, in the present, or especially in the future: It was on a computer that crashed. So sorry."


6 posted on 06/25/2014 1:41:45 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: jazusamo

How convenient!


7 posted on 06/25/2014 1:42:35 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Lazamataz

Yep, it has to be a “stay out of jail” virus that’s going around.


8 posted on 06/25/2014 1:43:12 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

imagine that...

My dog ate my 1040, IRS!


9 posted on 06/25/2014 1:44:17 PM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: Lazamataz

what happened to his thumb print?


10 posted on 06/25/2014 1:45:59 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Lazamataz

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.


11 posted on 06/25/2014 1:45:59 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: jazusamo

“Most transparent administration in history”.

Right...


12 posted on 06/25/2014 1:48:30 PM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: Whenifhow

Thanks...Gina is a real piece of work.


13 posted on 06/25/2014 1:49:04 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: chrisser
“Most transparent administration in history”.

Right...

I dunno about that. They see pretty transparent to me. I see right through them.

14 posted on 06/25/2014 1:51:12 PM PDT by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: jazusamo

These a%#hats sure don’t lose track of my tax due balance. Sick of this s%#t!


15 posted on 06/25/2014 1:52:49 PM PDT by stillfree? (Rome is Burning)
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To: jazusamo

You can’t just rely on email to get these criminals


16 posted on 06/25/2014 1:52:55 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: chrisser

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.


17 posted on 06/25/2014 1:55:42 PM PDT by nomorelurker
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To: jazusamo

Pretty soon all e-mails of every FedMob agency for all time will turn out to be lost forever.


18 posted on 06/25/2014 1:57:24 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: jazusamo

Why am I not surprised —


19 posted on 06/25/2014 1:57:36 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: jazusamo

If the Republicans don’t soon get serious the Marxists will only be encouraged to increase their criminality.


20 posted on 06/25/2014 1:59:26 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: jazusamo
Let me guess...among the lost e-mails were dozen written by a top scientist at the agency showing proof that “climate change” is a load of BS and that Osama Obama’s policies will cost our economy hundreds of billions.
21 posted on 06/25/2014 2:01:20 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Lazamataz
IMO and even more effective picture would be the one of Saint Trayvon giving the one finger salute with Osama Obama’s face superimposed onto that of the dead punk.
22 posted on 06/25/2014 2:03:29 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: TigersEye

// Pretty soon all e-mails of every FedMob agency for all time will turn out to be lost forever. //

It sounds like a spreading viral syndrome!

They’re like little kids: if an excuse works, they stay on it.

If this works for them, I want it to work for me.


23 posted on 06/25/2014 2:14:58 PM PDT by cyn (Benghazi)
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To: TigersEye

Yep, at least the emails that can prove any kind of corruption or criminality.


24 posted on 06/25/2014 2:16:14 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: nomorelurker
Add’s too ones confidence in electronic vote counting.
25 posted on 06/25/2014 2:23:48 PM PDT by justrepublican (Screaming like a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: cyn

Yeah, if you or I tried that the FBI would march into court with a complete reconstruction of every keystroke we’ve made for the last 25 years. It would probably take them two or three weeks.


26 posted on 06/25/2014 2:27:42 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: TigersEye

a complete reconstruction of every keystroke —

my typing will now slow down as i type everything using my middle fingers only

as a hidden message to the fbi


27 posted on 06/25/2014 2:31:44 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: Scrambler Bob

LOL They know you’re doing that!


28 posted on 06/25/2014 2:38:13 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: blueunicorn6
We are governed by a Democrat Party made up of vengeful, thieving eight year olds.

And they have just about finished destroying America.

29 posted on 06/25/2014 3:05:33 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: jazusamo

There apparently is zero accountability in government. we knew this now they prove it.


30 posted on 06/25/2014 4:18:26 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters
What? Why should anyone doubt this?


31 posted on 06/25/2014 5:53:28 PM PDT by lonevoice (Life is short. Make fun of it.)
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To: jazusamo

Someone at the link posted this.

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/06/25/epa-employees-warned-to-stop-defecating-in-the-hallways/comment-page-1/#comment-8236093


32 posted on 06/25/2014 7:05:24 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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