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Bob Perciasepe, right, EPA's deputy administrator, listens to testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform full committee hearing, Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in Washington. Also seated are from left, Patrick Sullivan, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, Office of Inspector General, EPA, Allan Williams, Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, Office of Inspector General, EPA, Elisabeth Heller Drake, Special Agent, Office of Investigations, Office of Inspector General, EPA. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

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Patrick Sullivan, Assistant Inspector General for Investigations, Office of Inspector General, EPA, testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform full committee hearing, Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in Washington. A turf battle between the Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general and an EPA unit run by President Barack Obama's political staff gets an airing before Congress. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

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Bob Perciasepe, Deputy Administrator, EPA, testifies before the House Oversight and Government Reform full committee hearing, Wednesday, May 7, 2014 in Washington. A turf battle between the Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general and an EPA unit run by President Barack Obama's political staff gets an airing before Congress. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

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** FILE ** In this Aug. 2, 2013, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy speaks to the Associated Press during an interview at her office in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

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Gina McCarthy (Associated Press)

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A presentation prepared in 2010 for then-EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson made clear that a pre-emptive veto "had never been done before in the history" of the Clean Water Act and could risk litigation. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Gina McCarthy, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, holds a climate change report as she speaks at a climate workshop sponsored by The Climate Center at Georgetown University, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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New EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy was aware as far back as 2009 that one of her employees claimed to be working for the CIA while still collecting his EPA paycheck, according to the deposition of John C. Beale. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)