EPA Mismanaged $40 Million In Grants To Kill Snails, Ban Plastic Bags
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mismanaged $40 million in grants meant for water projects in the San Francisco Bay, according to a government watchdog.
EPA Region 9, which covers Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada, doled out a total of $40,945,571 in grants to 18 different recipients since 2010. EPA’s project was supported by another $145 million in partnerships, most of which went to local governments in the Bay Area.
Auditors at EPA’s inspector general sent out a report titled “EPA Does Not Have Reasonable Assurance That Employees and Recipients Perform Due Diligence” that concluded EPA mismanaged every grant the IG had examined. – READ MORE