EPA IG O’Donnell Seeks Funds To Scrutinize IRA Programs For Fraud

February 9, 2024
EPA’s Inspector General Sean O’Donnell is asking Congress for more money so his office can conduct oversight of the multi-billion-dollar EPA programs funded by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) as the law -- unlike the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) -- did not provide oversight funds, while agency officials are fast-tracking IRA spending due to time constraints. O’Donnell told reporters at a Feb. 7 roundtable that he has “deep concerns” about EPA’s “ability to manage this amount of money.” Further, when...

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