Custom Search

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Another Obama Admin Scandal Brewing? EPA Investigation Into Bias Against Conservatives

By Susan Duclos

IRS deliberately targeting conservatives, AP phone record seizure, Benghazi, all recent scandals rocking the Obama administration and now reports show that yet another agency within the Obama administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, will' be reviewing claims of.... drum roll please..... bias against conservatives.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general will review claims the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) refuses to waive public records fees for conservative groups while granting the waivers for environmental organizations.

Acting Administrator Robert Perciasepe asked the agency’s inspector general to review claims after GOP lawmaker accusations of a double standard.

The charges came up Thursday during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing, where Republicans compared the EPA's actions to the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups.

Perciasepe told lawmakers he’s asking the inspector general to help conduct a “programmatic audit” of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request fee decisions.

The action follows a May 14 report by the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) that claims the EPA waives the fees for major environmental groups more than 90 percent of the time, while often denying fee waivers for CEI, Judicial Watch and other groups.

 What are the chances that a president, Barack Obama, who has shown nothing but public disdain for conservatives throughout his presidency, would preside over agencies that are systematically targeting conservatives by abusing the power of their agencies, and it not be related to Obama's politics?