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Right now the IRS is not the only federal agency -- accused of political bias and turns out the Obama administration's Environmental Protection Agency.
Is facing some accusations as loud senior correspondent.
-- -- is live from our newsroom with more on this story hi -- yeah I.
-- -- while while the congressional hearings today that we've been showing you focus on.
Targeting conservatives now the second agency the EPA.
Environmental Protection Agency is also accused of political bias research by the Competitive Enterprise Institute that's a conservative Washington think -- Says the EPA routinely tries to charge conservative groups for documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.
That it's willing to give liberal groups for free.
For example the institute says out of twenty of its requests the EPA refused to -- those fees for eighteen of them.
By contrast it says out of 82 -- -- liberal groups the EP agreed not to charge 75 times.
Earth justice was.
Batting seventeen out of nineteen Sierra Club was the worst -- 70% granted eleven out of fifteen you read up some other groups and we had.
75 out of 82 granted like that because of course these are the groups that EPA has decided are the favorite groups.
-- that's Christopher Horner who authored that research he accuses the agency had just trying to -- hurdles in front of conservative groups but largely not the liberal ones -- So what did the EPA had to say about this Eric Bobby acting administrator of the EPA told congress two weeks ago that the agency policy is to treat everybody the same.
And that its inspector general investigate in fact the agency told us quote.
The Office of Inspector General received from the Environmental Protection Agency the official request to look into this matter just over a week ago.
So the request is currently under review by the OIG at this early stage.
But meanwhile congressman Tim Murphy Republican of Pennsylvania who's a member of the house energy and commerce committee that's investigating all this.
Congress Murphy says treating conservative and liberal groups differently.
There's just not right.
A similar with the people with direct to -- -- -- some of these things may not guilty of illegal.
But they can still be wrong.
And that is what people expect their government to not be acting in these ways but to be fair and just been truthful.
In these information request and their investigations.
Well these -- -- mostly for a document preparation and -- they can actually costs sometimes more than a hundred.
Thousand dollars -- talking about a lot of money at a price tag Eric -- on the -- began -- thank you.
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