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Conservative Group Sues to Get Texts Sent by Obama's EPA Nominee

Image: Conservative Group Sues to Get Texts Sent by Obama's EPA Nominee Gina McCarthy

Thursday, 30 May 2013 10:31 AM

By Lisa Barron

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A conservative group has filed a lawsuit requesting the text messages of a senior Environmental Protection Agency official nominated by President Barack Obama to lead the agency.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute sued Wednesday to obtain messages to and from Gina McCarthy, the EPA's top air-pollution regulator, on 18 dates when she testified before Congress, reports The Hill.

The lawsuit claims the EPA has not provided the records or a "substantive" response to an April Freedom of Information Act request from the institute covering McCarthy's appearances before Congress between 2009 and 2012.

The lawsuit alleges that McCarthy "regularly used text messaging as an alternative to email for work-related communications."

It also reportedly claims that a senior EPA official warned McCarthy to quit texting "due to concerns about the propriety of her texting about members of Congress specifically on days when she testified before either the House or Senate."

The EPA said it is reviewing the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

"We are in the process of responding to CEI's FOIA request, and will review" the lawsuit, EPA spokeswoman Alisha Johnson told The Hill.



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