by Kevin Bogardus
E&E News reporter

Christopher Horner, a relentless hunter of U.S. EPA documents, is now allowed inside the agency’s walls.

Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, is a member of President-elect Donald Trump’s agency landing team for EPA, the transition team announced Friday. As part of the landing team, Horner can have access to EPA facilities and records — including non-public information, with some restrictions — under a memorandum of understanding signed between the outgoing and incoming administrations…

In July 2014, the IG found that there was no bias against conservative groups regarding who was being assessed FOIA fees by the agency. That finding “strains credulity,” Horner said at the time. He was acting as counsel to CEI as well as the Energy & Environment Legal Institute, another conservative-leaning group (Greenwire, July 16, 2014).

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