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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)

    EPA accused of blocking independent investigations

    A unit run by President Barack Obama's political staff inside the Environmental Protection Agency operates illegally as a "rogue law enforcement agency" that has blocked independent investigations by the EPA's inspector general for years, a top investigator told Congress.

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    Watchdog finds more EPA personnel problems

    One EPA employee spent up to six hours a day looking at pornography while on the job, and another employee has been allowed to work from home for years but had little to show for it, according to an ongoing internal investigation that the agency's inspector general will detail to Congress on Wednesday.

  • John C. Beale, former senior policy adviser at the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (Flickr/Oversight and Reform)

    EPA employee-pay program scrutinized in response to fake spy

    The Environmental Protection Agency is reevaluating its retention pay program after a former employee, John Beale, received thousands of dollars in salary while doing little work because he claimed to be a spy.

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    Toothless EPA homeland security office bristles at oversight

    When EPA officials began having doubts in 2012 about John Beale — a top adviser who bizarrely claimed he was missing work because he was on secret CIA spy missions — they didn't go to the agency's inspector general for an investigation.

  • 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)

    Watchdog to investigate accusations of EPA wrongdoing in Alaska

    The Environmental Protection Agency's internal watchdog, the Inspector General, announced Monday that it will investigate the agency's actions surrounding a controversial proposed mining facility in Alaska.

  • EPA sets Columbus Superfund cleanup meeting

    The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice will host a meeting Monday in Columbus on the cleanup of the old Kerr-McGee Chemical Plant.

  • 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)

    Investigator to testify EPA officials obstructed probe

    A government investigator will tell Congress this week how her probe into an Environmental Protection Agency office was obstructed by top agency officials including the current agency chief.

  • **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)

    PENDLEY: Earth to EPA

    Paper-pushers in Washington need to get out more — the real world bears little resemblance to the view from the federal cube farm or from space.

  • W.Va. AG asks feds to delay power plant rules

    West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is asking federal officials to delay regulations for existing power plants.

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