by Erica Martinson

Amid allegations from House Republicans that it showed a bias for liberal groups, the EPA will audit its fee-waiver process for Freedom of Information Act requests, acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe said Thursday.

“We’ve just seen the scandal that’s erupted over the IRS targeting conservative groups,” Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) said to Perciasepe at Thursday’s EPA budget hearing in the Energy and Commerce Committee. “What’s your response to something of a similar nature happening at the EPA?”

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