Senate GOP, Independents call for DEQ Audit

By Senate Republican Caucus,

Senate Republicans and Independents Call for Audit of Department of Environmental Quality

SALEM, Ore. – Today, Senate Republicans and Independents together sent a letter to Secretary of State Shemia Fagan and the audits division requesting an audit of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. An excerpt from the letter is below:

“DEQ has long lacked accountability and is frankly a broken agency. These problems have not only persisted but grown worse. The majority party in the Oregon Legislature, the Governor, and multiple agency heads who should be holding DEQ to account have instead aggressively expanded the size, scope, and powers of this unaccountable agency.”