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The IRS isn't the only government agency facing charges of playing favorites tonight senior correspondent Eric Shawn tells us.
The EPA is accused of hitting certain groups right in the wallet.
The Environmental Protection Agency is accused of trying to charged conservative groups -- for Freedom of Information Act request.
While largely not charging liberal groups for the same thing.
I don't think it's fair at all it's it's not -- -- the American taxpayer the American taxpayer should expect and demand that the EPA treat everyone equally with regard to these requests.
Research from the Competitive Enterprise Institute a conservative Washington think -- Shows about 90% of the time -- EPA refuses to waive its fees for conservative groups but does -- status for liberal ones.
-- justice was.
Batting seventeen out of nineteen Sierra Club was the worst -- 70% granted eleven out of fifteen you -- up some other groups and we had.
-- five out of 82 granted like that because of course these are the groups that EPA has decided are the favored groups.
The house energy and commerce committee and house oversight and Government Reform Committee are investigating the alleged political -- Was acting EPA administrator Bob purchase happy says agency policies to treat groups equally.
Our policy is for.
Good picture to treat everybody the same.
-- -- but Pennsylvania Republican congressman Tim Murphy says the potential political targeting by administration agencies is deeply troubling.
Similar with the people with -- -- -- next plus some of these things may not -- 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.
-- and these information crisis and their investigations.
They've PA may launch its own investigation -- agency's Office of Inspector General there's not considering doing just that.
-- -- -- -- New York Eric thank you.
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