The short memory of the EPA administrator

A Daily Mail editorial from the Charleston Gazette-Mail 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It was an easy question, really, that U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., asked the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday.

Everyone in the House appropriations subcommittee room already knew the answer. Still, it deserved an honest response. “Ms. McCarthy, in your official role as the head of the EPA, have you actually been to West Virginia in the last three years since you’ve been the head of the EPA?”

“I cannot recall,” the administrator replied.

She cannot recall? Three years is not that long to be chief of an agency, and it shouldn’t be that difficult to remember whether she had visited the state in her role as chief of the EPA, the rogue federal agency that pushes past the limits of power assigned to it by the laws of the United States.

Anyone with a caring heart whose job is to administer a major federal agency would remember such a visit…

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