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Document: Carper seeks IG inquiry into EPA legal defense of climate rules

September 15, 2020
Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), the top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, is asking EPA Inspector General Sean O’Donnell to investigate “potential irregularities” with the agency’s legal filings in cases involving controversial greenhouse gas and Clean Water Act (CWA) rules. Carper in a Sept. 15 letter to O’Donnell says the agency’s Office of General Counsel filed six legal briefs in federal appeals courts and three motions in district courts that fail to list an EPA career attorney...

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