"EPA Watchdog Finds 'No Indications of Bias' Against Conservatives"

"The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) internal watchdog found "no indications of bias" after reviewing claims the agency waived public records fees for green groups but not conservative organizations.

The inspector general report comes nearly one year after GOP lawmakers accused the EPA of a double standard when reviewing fee waivers for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, likening the allegations to the IRS's targeting of conservative groups.

To compile the report issued Wednesday, the inspector general reviewed 1,077 FOIA fee waiver denials by the EPA, from 2009 to June 2013, and 475 requests."

Laura Barron-Lopez reports for The Hill July 16, 2014.

Thursday, July 17, 2014