Vitter: Will New EPA Regional Administrator Uphold Higher Levels of Transparency?
May 1, 2013
U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, made this statement following the Administration's announcement of the new Region 8 administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Shaun McGrath who is the former mayor of Boulder, Colorado, and principle of the environmental planning company Wheelhouse Associates.
"There is a mess to clean up in Region 8, and as EPA struggles to uphold its pledge of transparency to the American people, I hope the new Region 8 administrator will come in with a higher standard for holding himself and his colleagues accountable," said Vitter. "I would recommend that Mr. McGrath's initial training include a comprehensive explanation of EPA's policy on records retention (including protocols on personal email use and texting) and proper responses to congressional and FOIA inquiries."