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What we are now hearing from a group of US senators challenging.
The EPA Environmental Protection Agency.
On its recent leak of personal information.
On some 80000.
Farmers American farmers.
The EPA saying it -- accidentally.
Release the personal information of those tens of thousands of small family farmers and ranchers to left wing environmental groups including.
Names phone numbers and addresses.
Two dozen senators have now sent a letter to the EPA demanding answers about how this -- happened and wanted to know more about their suppose it.
Six and -- -- -- year what that is.
Michelle Malkin is a syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor Michelle so.
We learned about this.
Leak in April where -- Davies left wing environmental groups one of the information in the EPA said.
Sure you -- everything -- and now by 80000 American farmers.
In response to which the farmers said.
What watts you're getting my whole address because my arm happens me where I live.
My phone number my information to these these saw in some cases far left groups.
And now the senators are saying hey folks you may have created a and I want to get the terms right.
A bio security.
Or -- supply safety issue by compromising their privacy in this way.
Yeah that's right.
And how these things just keep happening -- -- the scandal never start -- when the fish rots from the top.
And credit to foxnews.com.
Which broke the story in April.
And which has led to this letter I should note of course that it is a bipartisan group of 24 senator -- now putting pressure.
On the agency to explain itself and this is on top of a number of scandals within just the EPA itself.
That raise really chilling questions about there lack of any kind of of -- -- and duty when it comes to protecting.
The privacy of American citizens and in this case as you said it's 80000.
Livestock providers family.
And you know.
What -- fishing expedition.
He's left wing groups were on and we're talking about -- most radical green groups that have a decades long history.
Their opponents whether it's free market environmental -- or these ranchers who are trying to make a living in America.
There -- something very smelly going on here and I.
I I greatly questioned the idea that it was simply an -- -- mistake that they are now trying to cover up.
I think about it this is if if the IRS scandal involved.
-- the IRS suddenly disclosed the home addresses and phone numbers and email addresses of all the conservatives.
Conservative leaning groups that were applying.
It would be up and it it makes you a target they they're disclosing it to people who have an objection a what you're doing what you stand for.
And it could lead to harassment and so.
Now after the complaints the EPA sent -- as you say whoops.
But let's fix it we're gonna fix and -- the six -- part is.
Well we've asked the groups to return the documents to us we -- we gas -- -- send it back please.
Excuse me could you please give me that valuable information -- As if they could just wipe it from their memory banks as well as he and over a piece of paper but I think it's.
And -- scandal -- now we're just getting into like.
-- inducing behavior by these government agencies the pew charitable trust apparently has given back to the in the follow.
But we don't know about earth just this sort of the natural resources defense council and we do have to put -- -- some historical perspective.
Because remember that under the Clinton administration Carol Browner who under the Obama administration was the former green czar.
Had actually hand -- over all sorts of information and cool why operated.
Many of these same kinds of of eco groups to target Republicans are free market environmentalists who wore her working on all sorts of regulatory reform now fast forward to the Obama administration where -- you say make it we're not just talking about the privacy concerns here.
We are talking about a bio security hazard and it's not right wing groups who pointed this out it was the department of homeland to.
And and I am and I -- -- part of the story that so that they asked for people descended back and and in some cases they did get it back and then they resent it out with the information redacted.
All except for Montana Nebraska who wound up mistakenly re sending a second time the personal information of farmers adding that the problem is Michelle.
This same government wants us to trust us they want us to trust us now you know they're gonna do things right.
Yeah well it's another piece of the dis trust.
-- mountain I just I I cannot every single day you know I I have my refrain -- Culture of corruption every day new eruption and this as I said is just one of the problems that EPA is having 'cause of course you've got the email scandal with them as well here than anywhere -- problem gal Michelle literally -- -- -- you literally wrote look back through your group should thank you Michelle.
You've got coming up and I.
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