Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy is skipping a Senate hearing on how her agency polluted the Navajo Nation’s drinking water and is instead staying in Washington for events mostly unrelated to the environment on Earth Day 2016.

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is convening a hearing in Phoenix Friday to address Navajo criticism of how the EPA responded after the Gold King Mine incident — where the agency spilled 880,000 pounds of toxic metals, including arsenic and lead, into the Animas River in August 2015.

But McCarthy won’t be there.

“On Earth Day, of all days, the head of the EPA owes it to the people who live along the Animas River to be at our hearing,” committee Chairman John Barrasso told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

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