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http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/210564-epa-says-hard-drive-crashed- emails-lost


he Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the IRS share a problem: officials say they cannot provide the emails a congressional committee has requested because an employee’s hard drive crashed.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy confirmed to the House Oversight Committee Wednesday that her staff is unable to provide lawmakers all of the documents they have requested on the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska, because of a 2010 computer crash.

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“We’re having trouble getting the data off of it and we’re trying other sources to actually supplement that,” McCarthy said. “We’re challenged in figuring out where those small failures might have occurred and what caused them occur, but we’ve produced a lot of information.”
The revelation came less than two weeks after IRS officials told Congress that Lois Lerner, the official at the center of the controversy over the targeting of conservative tax-exempt groups, also suffered from a hard drive crash that makes it difficult to comply with records requests.

The committee suspects that Phillip North, who worked for the EPA in Alaska, decided with his colleagues to veto the proposed Pebble Mine near Bristol Bay in 2009, before the agency even began researching its potential impacts on the environment.

Committee staffers have been trying for about a year to interview North, but he has been in New Zealand and refuses to cooperate, they said.

“We have tried to serve a subpoena on your former employee and we have asked for the failed hard drive from this Alaskan individual who now is in New Zealand, and seems to never be returning,” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the committee’s chairman, said Wednesday.

Emails provided by the committee show that EPA told congressional investigators about the hard drive crash months ago. But McCarthy said she only told the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) about the problem Tuesday.

The NARA enforces the Federal Records Act, which governs federal agencies’ responsibilities to maintain records.

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said EPA probably violated the Federal Records Act by not backing up North’s emails.

“It looks like the Federal Records Act has been violated by the EPA,” Meadows said. Did he preserve his emails? That is required by the Federal Records Act.”

“We may have some emails that we cannot produce that we should have kept,” McCarthy admitted.

The Federal Records Act has also taken center stage in the IRS controversy. David Ferreiro, head of the NARA, told lawmakers Tuesday that the IRS did not follow the Federal Records Act in its policies for preserving emails.


This is so out of control. The entire culture of this administration is very corrupt.

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LOL... this administration? you have no friggin idear how civil service works.

there's no defense for htis crap, sodon't misunderstand me. But Obama has nothing to do with it. These guys were running the same crap scams and would be under ANY adminstration.

i've spent the last four years trying to understand how these effers pull all this stuff off. bottom line? go complain to the to the GAO and the GAO refers it to yur agencies OIG. each agency has one and they ARE the so-called police of the Federal gvot. the problem is thath the OIG's are PART of the agency's that they are supposedly policing, and the Adminstrators or Deputies or Director of the agencies have direct control over thier own investigatory bodies. In other words We need an independant investigatory agency for Govt employees that are honest to file their complaints with.

There are plenty of decent folks working in the Govt but whenever they speak up about corruption? Thier lives become hell. They get bad perfomance evaluations and lose adminstrative support. The Office of Special Counsel is supposed to be there to keep this form happening and they are worthless.

so you aren't wrong about "this adminstration", but it didn't start in '09, and this case began well before Obama came itno office. all the partisan a-holes that only jump on the case when it is politically expedient for their own party and defend their own people even when they are guilty is the real problem.

the servers these emails were sent on? they still have them and until somebody stands up and calls these peopl the liars they are they'll keep claiming they lost it.

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quote:
Originally posted by glassman:
LOL... this administration? you have no friggin idear how civil service works.

there's no defense for htis crap, sodon't misunderstand me. But Obama has nothing to do with it. These guys were running the same crap scams and would be under ANY adminstration.

i've spent the last four years trying to understand how these effers pull all this stuff off. bottom line? go complain to the to the GAO and the GAO refers it to yur agencies OIG. each agency has one and they ARE the so-called police of the Federal gvot. the problem is thath the OIG's are PART of the agency's that they are supposedly policing, and the Adminstrators or Deputies or Director of the agencies have direct control over thier own investigatory bodies. In other words We need an independant investigatory agency for Govt employees that are honest to file their complaints with.

There are plenty of decent folks working in the Govt but whenever they speak up about corruption? Thier lives become hell. They get bad perfomance evaluations and lose adminstrative support. The Office of Special Counsel is supposed to be there to keep this form happening and they are worthless.

so you aren't wrong about "this adminstration", but it didn't start in '09, and this case began well before Obama came itno office. all the partisan a-holes that only jump on the case when it is politically expedient for their own party and defend their own people even when they are guilty is the real problem.

the servers these emails were sent on? they still have them and until somebody stands up and calls these peopl the liars they are they'll keep claiming they lost it.

I am not saying Obama is causing it, I am saying he knows s^^^ is bad and has not led on cleaning it up. How about we bash Bush for not fixing the VA, and it is worse under him? Thats what is messed up. Yeah yeah I know..its been going on for so long. I have talked with many Vietnam vets who have shared their stories on the VA.

The problem is everything was based on hope and change....mr reach across the isle. All going to get better. We still have a Marine in Mexico, you think Bush would let him be there that long?

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screw hope cashcow.

you have to roll up your sleeves and get dirty.


sheesh.. now you are complainig about a marine in Mexico? last week you were beaching cuz Obama brought in on trade after five years..
Isn't that hte marine who took the guns down there and got arrested last march?
Bush might have called one of is in-laws and got him out on a trade.... maybe...the military and the President can't really go intervening on civil criminal charges... especially for gunnruning on the border.. i know he has different story, but jails are full of innocent people man.. just ask 'em...


You and ray and people like you who are all about "the party" are the real problems.

If people stopped following the party line crap and placed real blame on real problems? we'd do a LITTLE bit better.

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