Bloomberg Law
March 23, 2023, 8:39 PM

EPA’s Risk of Financial Abuse Liable to Grow, Watchdog Says

Stephen Lee
Stephen Lee

The EPA is leaving more than $73 million in potential benefits on the table because it hasn’t implemented a series of recommendations earlier issued by the agency’s internal watchdog, according to a report on Thursday.

If the recommendations aren’t implemented quickly, the Environmental Protection Agency may face even greater risks because those programs got significant boosts under the infrastructure bill, the EPA’s Office of Inspector General said.

The EPA has previously said it’s working hard to tighten up its financial oversight, hiring more staff and providing further training. In January 2022, Zealan Hoover, senior adviser to EPA Administrator Michael Regan, ...

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