(SperoNews) During a congressional hearing with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Democratic Congresswoman Donna Edwards (Maryland), claimed Congress has no authority to question the EPA’s data and techniques.

“We’ve heard described on this committee and throughout the Congress, frankly, questions about EPA’s reliance on faulty and secret science, questions about EPA’s transparency and accountability.

“I’m a strong supporter of congressional authority but I really am concerned about whether we may be overstepping our authority in terms of what we’re requiring of the agency. We’re just one committee of many who’s making these types of requests to the EPA. And so I was wondering if you could just tell me how much time and energy is spent by you and your colleagues into responding to these volumes of requests.”

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