So I'll be honest, after reading the full article I'm a bit more confused about what the hell is going on with these funds and other monies given to the EPA. I think I would have to sit down for a week and delve deeply into the double and triple speak.Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials have accumulated at least $6.3 billion in more than 1,300 obscure spending accounts akin to slush funds that are essentially beyond congressional, media and public scrutiny.
The “special accounts” are financed by legal settlements between the agency and parties responsible for polluting Superfund sites. Funds are deposited and spent without prior congressional approval.
The main issue I have is the lack of accountability and oversight that appears to be going on in the EPA. I think we need to clean up the EPA first.
The EPA Stashes BILLIONS In Slush Fund-Like Accounts