With one third of Congress complaining about EPA's treatment of farmers and ranchers, no doubt some are seeing this as just an industry group whining. But, the list of groups the EPA granted fee waivers related to record searches show this isn't whining, but out and out favoritism. Look for yourself. If you are a member of groups such as Western Environmental Law Center (who paid less than $400 in fees for massive and on-going documents searches), Sierra Club, Earth Justice and others, you may cheer the bias shown. However, we ask: how would feel if the shoe were on the other foot? Hard to see that groups with a name that include "justice" would take any position other than against this injustice.
See the EPA list of waivers granted and denied here.
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