'Something Smells Here': EPA 'Mistakenly' Gives Names of Farmers to Radical Groups
Michelle Malkin questioned whether this leak of information was really a mistake, as a group of senators press the EPA for answers.
from America Live With Megyn Kelly // Jun 10 2013 // 2:24pm
As seen on America Live With Megyn Kelly
A bipartisan group of 24 senators has sent a letter to the EPA, demanding that the agency explain why it leaked the names and personal information of more than 80,000 farmers and ranchers to left-wing organizations. In April, the EPA admitted the information had leaked in a story broken by FoxNews.com.
According to the report, the information on livestock and produce farmers was sought through a Freedom of Information Act request by the groups Earth Justice, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Pew Charitable Trust. They were given information on roughly 80,000 farmers and ranchers, though the EPA later said it made a mistake by releasing the information.
One Nebraska rancher said his address was published, expressing concern that environmental "extremists" - upset over possible water pollution by livestock producers - could target his farm.
Megyn Kelly took the latest scandal involving the Obama EPA with Michelle Malkin, who said it's no wonder these types of things keep happening.
In a ridiculous follow-up, the EPA then asked the left-wing groups to return the information that was mistakenly released. Pew Charitable Trust said they returned it, but it's unclear about the other two groups.
"Oopsy! How do these things just keep happening? The scandal never stops when the fish rots from the top. ... Whatever fishing expedition these left-wing groups were on - and we're talking about the most radical green groups that have a decades-long history of targeting their opponents, whether it's free-market environmentalists or these ranchers who are trying to make a living in America - there was something very smelly going on here," said Malkin.
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