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Cotton Statement on the Use of Private Email Accounts by EPA Officials

March 31, 2016

Contact: Caroline Rabbitt (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C.- Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the use of private email accounts by EPA officials:

"The EPA seems to know no bounds when it comes to circumventing the law to impose their will on Arkansas and America. We have known that former administrator Lisa Jackson went so far as to create aliases for doing official business over private emails in order to hide her identity. And we now know that other EPA officials used private email addresses when colluding with liberal enivornmental groups and lobbyists in order to avoid transparency.

"And what does the EPA have to say for themselves? Nothing. As we've seen time and time again, President Obama's EPA is radio silent on their illicit behavior. Whether it's Flint Michigan or the Animas River disaster, the EPA thinks the rules just don't apply to them. Such behavior is not only unacceptable-it's unethical and the EPA must be held accountable."