The EPA… has had some convenient hard drive crashes, too.


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the IRS share a problem: officials say they cannot provide the emails a congressional committee has requested because an employee’s hard drive crashed.

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy confirmed to the House Oversight Committee Wednesday that her staff is unable to provide lawmakers all of the documents they have requested on the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska, because of a 2010 computer crash.

The hard drive in question was assigned to Philip North. And this is the part… this is just the part.

Uh- huh.

Moe Lane (crosspost)


  • qixlqatl says:

    A “year long boat trip”? Maybe covered in concrete and used as an anchor?

  • BigGator5 says:

    Gee, I hope nothing has happened to poor Vince Foster- Er, I mean, Philip North.

  • Skip says:

    Seems to me that it may be time to subpoena the head of every Federal agency and require them to declare, under oath, that their agency is following the Federal Records Act for preserving records.

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