Report Card: Three Bad Marks

EPA gets critiqued; Watt attacked; a Commerce official probed

If governing is an imperfect art form at best, then Government bureaucrats are in a way consummate artists. Imperfection, of course, is a matter of degree. But last week, at three federal agencies, some choice examples of Imperfection's art were on display.

Protect and Serve Troubles at the Environmental Protection Agency seem only to compound. Two internal reports came to light last week that are not likely to assuage public worries about how well the EPA is protecting the environment. One, commissioned two months ago, is an in-house EPA review of the $1.6 billion...

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