Oversight chairman takes aim at EPA

The new chairman of the House Oversight Committee has big plans to root out what he sees as pervasive and growing problems in management and overregulation at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who took the Oversight role from Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) last month, said EPA officials have been “the poster children” of federal waste, fraud and abuse, and his first hearing as chairman will try to expose the agency’s bad behavior through its internal watchdog.

“They've had significant, ongoing personnel issues, not isolated to just one or two people,” Chaffetz told The Hill on Monday.


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