Biden EPA’s ‘rush-to-green agenda’ had $7 billion price tag agency didn’t explain

The Environmental Protection Agency’s internal watchdog found the agency underreported $7 billion from fiscal spending in 2022 on the federal transparency website. 

An audit released Tuesday from the EPA’s Office of Inspector General found the agency underreported $1.2 billion in award obligations and $5.8 billion in award outlays on, amounting to 12.9% and 99.9%, respectively, of its total contractor spending in 2022. 

“The lack of complete and accurate reporting also led to taxpayers being initially misinformed about the EPA’s spending, and policy-makers who relied on the data may not have been able to effectively track federal spending,” the audit reads. 

In a statement to the Washington Examiner on Friday, an EPA spokesperson said funding for the 2022 fiscal year was “properly accounted for” and that the unrecorded figure “was an issue transmitting data to, which has been
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