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EPA chief cleared by select committee

EPA Board Chair Kerry Prendergast is pleased that a report from by the Environment Select Committee into the Environmental Protection Authority 2016/17 annual review hearing has determined that EPA Chief Executive Dr Allan Freeth did not mislead the Environment Select Committee during a session on 15 February 2018.

The committee concluded in their report, released on 4 May 2018, that:

“We are satisfied Dr Freeth did not mislead us at the EPA’s 2016/17 annual review hearing. The majority of us do not have any concerns to raise after reviewing the written evidence and our hearing with Dr Freeth.”

Kerry Prendergast says, “The EPA is an independent entity, free from political influence, and the Board has absolute confidence in our Chief Executive, Dr Allan Freeth, who strongly upholds that stance.”

“The Environmental Protection Authority will be making no further statements or accepting any requests for interviews on the issue. Our efforts will remain focused and committed to furthering our vision of protecting the environment and the people who live and work in it, for a better way of life.”

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