House panel asks watchdogs to investigate Army Corps of Engineers' review of Alaskan mine project

The new Oversight Committee letter, citing previous CNN investigative reports, raises questions about the findings by the Army Corps: "This reversal appears to have been motivated by political influence and not by scientific analysis."

Citing a CNN report, the Oversight letter states: "It has been reported that EPA staff disclosed that this decision was made at EPA on June 27, 2019, a day after the President met with Alaska's Governor Mike Dulvaney on Air Force One, which raises questions about whether EPA's decision to withdraw the Proposed Determination was arbitrary and capricious."

The new letter from the Oversight Committee was signed by Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney, Democrat of New York, and Reps. Jackie Speier and Harley Rouda, both Democrats of California.

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