Gina McCarthy

Journalists to EPA: No More Anonymous Conference Calls

Society of Environmental Journalists calls for end to background conference calls

A journalist organization is protesting the Environmental Protection Agency’s use of “background” or anonymous conference calls between administration officials and reporters, arguing the agency’s insistence on not being quoted runs contrary to the mission of journalism.

Gina McCarthy’s Reddit Fail

‘olliberallawyer’ unimpressed by EPA administrator’s effort

Gina McCarthyEPA Administrator Gina McCarthy hosted an “Ask me Anything” session on Reddit Wednesday, and users of the popular website were not impressed with her answers.

Obama EPA Rule Faces Bipartisan Opposition

Critics slam administration for burdensome carbon dioxide regulation

The Obama administration released an aggressive plan Monday to reduce carbon emissions from power plants in the United States by 30 percent by the year 2030, a move panned by critics of executive overreach, vulnerable Senate Democrats, and the energy industry.

EPA Releases New Fuel Standards

Oil industry says costs to consumers will be higher than administration claims

The Environmental Protection Agency issued stricter rules for sulfur emissions in cars Monday, a move supported by the auto industry and environmentalists but opposed by oil refiners.

EPA Officials Obstructed Fraud Investigation

Blocked probe of senior official who cost taxpayers nearly $900,000

Several Environmental Protection Agency employees obstructed an investigation into the mismanagement that allowed a senior EPA official to bilk taxpayers for nearly $900,000, the EPA Inspector General said in a letter to Sen. David Vitter (R., La.) released Wednesday.

McCarthy Dodges Environmentalist Coordination Questions

Republicans press EPA chief on apparent collusion with far-left groups

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy dodged questions on Thursday about internal emails that appear to show top EPA officials using agency events to help environmentalist groups gather comments on agency rules.

Fake EPA Spy Sentenced to 32 Months in Jail

Also ordered to pay more than $1 million in restitution and civil forfeitures

John BealeA judge Wednesday sentenced a senior Environmental Protection Agency official who bilked the agency out of nearly $900,000 and pretended to be a CIA agent to 32 months in prison.

Third EPA Official Implicated in $900K Scam

EPA employee pretended to be CIA employee, flew first class

A senior Environmental Protection Agency official is under investigation for allegedly aiding John Beale, the EPA official who pretended to be a CIA spy and bilked the agency out of nearly $900,000 in fraudulent travel vouchers and timecards.

EPA Appoints Green Group Scientist as Integrity Official

Agency criticized for not releasing scientific data justifying controversial regulations

The Environmental Protection Agency has tapped Francesca Grifo, a top staffer at the Union of Concerned Scientists, as its next scientific integrity official, the agency announced Monday.