EPA Met or Exceeded Most Internal Climate Change Goals, but Data Quality and Records Management Procedures Need Improvement [open pdf - 1MB]
From 'Why We Did This Review': "The congressional Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change requested that we assess U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implementation of policies that address climate change at EPA facilities to ensure the EPA was meeting requirements. To address this request, we evaluated the EPA's implementation of requirements under Executive Order 13514, 'Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance.' To meet the requirements of the order, the EPA developed a 2012 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan that identified its progress in meeting internal agency goals related to greenhouse gas emissions, among others. We also reviewed the EPA's implementation of EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG) recommendations made in 2011 to adjust its greenhouse gas reductions goal based on funding and project status. This report addresses the following EPA goals or cross-agency strategies: (1) Addressing climate change and improving air quality; and (2) Working toward a sustainable future."
Report No. 14-P-0325
Environmental Protection Agency: http://www.epa.gov/