Vitter Wants Transparency from Gina McCarthy on Previous Air Requests
February 14, 2013
U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, today made the following statement regarding Assistant Administrator for the Environment Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation, Gina McCarthy.
"With Lisa Jackson's resignation, I want to know who will respond to my outstanding request of one year and nine months regarding the scientific methods used to base the EPA's regulatory agenda," said Vitter. "Assistant Administrator McCarthy is directly responsible for these concerns, and the failure to respond is not a good sign. The administration should be looking for someone who will end the standard of ignoring congressional requests, undermining transparency and relying on flawed science. Instead, it looks like they may double down on that practice."
Currently, EPA has yet to respond to three requests from Sen. Vitter. Vitter cites three specific requests directly under McCarthy's jurisdiction that have not been answered. Links to his letters are below.