Kevin Bogardus
E&E reporter

The Environment & Energy Legal Institute, a conservative-leaning group, blasted U.S. EPA in a new report over allegations of bias against agency critics’ public records fee waiver requests.

But EPA’s inspector general office released its own report today that it found no evidence of favoring certain groups over others while processing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests — a conclusion that had Chris Horner, counsel for both E&E Legal and the Competitive Enterprise Institute, charging that the IG had “tailored” the investigation to avoid evidence of “abusive agency practices.”

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