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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.

Conscious Choice cover

From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

 
Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
Conscious Choice does more however. In telling the tragic history of the Virginia colony and the rise of slavery there, Zimmerman lays out the proper path for creating healthy societies in places like the Moon and Mars.

 

“Zimmerman’s ground-breaking history provides every future generation the basic framework for establishing new societies on other worlds. We would be wise to heed what he says.” —Robert Zubrin, founder of founder of the Mars Society.

 

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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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