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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 8:07am
First, the house oversight committee focused on lost e-mails at the IRS. Then it learned the EPA is also having trouble recovering e-mails the committee wants as part of a separate investigation.
The EPA administrator said the agency cannot access some e-mails belonging to a biologist who worked on a controversial mining project assessment. He said there's a challenge in getting access to data on a hard drive, but they're still hoping to recover all the e-mails.
The committee is investigating whether the biologist or anyone else at the agency colluded with environmentalists to produce a negative assessment of a mining proposal in Alaska.