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EPA watchdog probing air-quality results issued after Harvey

 

August 3, 2018



WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday it will review whether federal and state officials kept the public appropriately informed last year about potential air quality threats after Hurricane Harvey ravaged southeastern Texas.

The office of EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins issued notice of the audit, which will scrutinize the agency's response following several high-profile accidents and spills following the August 2017 storm and the resulting flooding in the Houston metro area.

Jennifer Kaplan, a spokeswoman for Elkins, said the...



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