GAO to review whether EPA violated anti-propaganda law

The Hill: Congress’s watchdog agency is examining whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated legal provisions prohibiting lobbying and propaganda using agency resources.

At issue is a video produced by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, in which EPA head Scott Pruitt participated. The video told NCBA members to file comments with the agency on its proposal to revise former President Obama’s controversial Clean Water Rule.

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) told Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) last week, in a letter he made available late Friday, that it agreed with his request to look into the matter.

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