by Michel Conger
Washington Examiner

Acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Bob Perciasepe has asked the Inspector General for the EPA to investigate claims the agency hindered inquiries by conservative groups by charging fees routinely waived for watchdog and media groups.

Perciasepe announced the request for an audit of the agency’s Freedom of Information Act request fee decisions at a House Energy and Commerce Committee panel hearing on the EPA’s fiscal year 2014 budget Thursday morning.

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