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McCarthy will be a No Show at Gold King Mine Hearing

McCarthy will be a No Show at Gold King Mine Hearing
April 20
14:02 2016

On Friday, the U.S Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will have an oversight hearing in Phoenix to examine the Environmental Protection Agency’s role in causing the Gold King Mine Spill and their subsequent relief efforts to tribal communities around the spill.

However, one key figure from the EPA will be missing.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told Senators yesterday that she won’t be attending the hearing, despite being subpoenaed by Republicans on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

McCarthy claims that she was never even invited to the hearing set for Friday.

The EPA will be represented however, the EPA’s Assistant Administrator, Mathy Stanislaus, plans on attending the hearing.

The committee’s chairman, Wyoming Senator John Barrasso, is apparently not pleased with McCarthy. According to the Senator, he had not heard anything official from the EPA stating Stainislaus would be at the hearing in McCarthy’s place.




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