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EPA tells court it has lost text messages

The most transparent administration ever: The EPA has admitted that text messages demanded in a lawsuit, which the agency is required by law to retain, have been lost.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) told a federal court that it may have lost the text messages at the center of a lawsuit by a libertarian think tank.The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) sued the EPA last year in federal court to compel the release of text messages to and from Administrator Gina McCarthy and her predecessor under the Freedom of Information Act. In the Tuesday filing to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Justice Department lawyers representing the EPA said the agency will soon file a notice that it may have misplaced records that it was legally required to retain.

It seems pretty clear that the Obama administration has decided to follow the same playbook with all its many scandals: stonewall and coverup, legally or illegally.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

 
The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

 
He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

 
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3 comments

  • wodun

    Notice they say misplaced rather than accidentally destroyed. They might be out there yet.

  • Chris Kirkendall

    Wow – same old, same old… What’s so disgusting about this is that it’s now become abundantly clear beyond all doubt that this lawless Regime has installed partisan toadies in every single Federal agency, and they all follow the “Delay, Distract, Obstruct” playbook to the tee. They are loyal only to Obama – not the country or the people. You would think there might be ONE – just ONE – agency that would obey the law. We can’t even trust our own military any longer, cause Obama’s basically booted all the loyal Patriots & installed yes-men there as well. It seems the only military willing to speak up are the ones who got the boot. Even the CDC is suspect now – I don’t believe anything they’re telling us about Ebola…

  • Chris Kirkendall

    If so, they must be getting lax in their attempts to destroy all incriminating evidence. There seems to be a pattern of “Oops – the dog ate my homework!” here…

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