Another Obama scandal may be brewing at the EPA

Obama scandals dominating the news about how the administration failed our Libyan delegation at Benghazi, about how the IRS targeted conservative groups, and about administration spying on the Associated Press, now have another contender.

It seems that the Environmental Protection Agency has been giving preferred treatment to environmental groups while denying similar treatment to watchdog groups.

More on the story may be read at the Washington Examiner here and at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) here.

CEI: “Public records produced by EPA in response to a lawsuit filed by CEI under the Freedom of Information Act illustrate a pattern of making it far more difficult for limited-government groups – in particular those who argue for more freedom and less EPA – to access public records.”

Examiner: “For 92 percent of requests from green groups, the EPA cooperated by waiving fees for the information. Those requests came from the Natural Resources Defense Council, EarthJustice, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, The Waterkeeper Alliance, Greenpeace, Southern Environmental Law Center and the Center for Biological Diversity. CEI, on the other hand, had its requests denied 93 percent of the time.”

CEI: “This demonstrates a clear pattern of favoritism for allied groups and a concerted campaign to make life more difficult for those deemed unfriendly. The left hand of big government reaches out to its far-left hand at every turn. Argue against more of the same, however, and prepare to be treated as if you have fewer rights.”

See also:

How NEPA crushes productivity

The EPA is destroying America

EPA sued in federal court over illegal human testing

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5 comments

  1. Does this surprise anyone? you need a score card to keep up with the corruption. Pick any agency that the annointed one has his tentacles in and count the scandals.

  2. Kinda looks like the chickens are comin’ home to roost, eh?
    Poor Barry–when it rains it pours.

  3. The GOP is deliberately creating these so-called scandals for political gain. I guessing this paper is part of the main stream liberal media as well, HUH?

    The GOP lies while america dies.

  4. Oh please. As if industry does not use the very same tactics when it has an ally in the executive branch. This is democracy in action: citizens holding the government accountable. When did that become a problem for the Tea Party?

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