EPA E-Mail Scandal Is Worse Than Originally Thought

President Barack Obama and, for that matter, most of America seem woefully ignorant about a scandal unfolding at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As hard as it is to believe, outgoing Administrator Lisa Jackson actually appears to have had agency personnel create a fictitious employee by the name of “Richard Windsor” so that Jackson could appropriate the Windsor’s email address for her own purposes.

We’re not talking about some alias to be used for personal correspondence but a totally false identity in whose name official business was allegedly conducted created specifically to avoid federal record-keeping and disclosure requirements. And none of this would ever have been uncovered were it not for the courage of a still anonymous whistleblower and the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Christopher Horner, an attorney with the legal smarts and experience needed to unravel it all.

Earlier this week, thanks to Horner’s good work, the EPA was supposed to produce the first installment of some 12,000 secret, previously undisclosed emails. Not because it wanted to but because a federal court order required it to.

Under the order, the EPA was to provide the first installment of 3,000 e-mails with three additional installments of 3,000 e-mails to follow. Rather than provide the required emails, however, EPA’s cover letter accompanying its production of emails said it “produced more than 2,100 emails received or sent” by Jackson on an official alias e-mail account.

All fine, well and good – except that not one of those emails was from “Richard Windsor’s” account. Not one. Yet it is certain the account exists because Horner found three Windsor emails using other means. Instead the EPA provided such absurdly silly and unresponsive e-mails as the daily news briefs published by the Washington Post, and EPA national news clippings, a pathetic attempt to avoid a contempt citation that came only after a week’s worth of unsuccessful attempts to push the official response date down the road.

Read more at Breitbart.com. By George Landrith and Peter Roth.

Comments

  1. wrongheifer says:

    Keep digging…This federal agency is a MESS!

  2. Add this to a long list of government agency cover-ups. The EPA is not regulating the environment, but is restricting our access to responsible use of the environment, and the wealth it can bring into our economy, to the benefit of all. This restriction is not only irresponsible, it borders on treason, and is a betrayal of the well being of the working class and middle class by a government agency. We have made tremendous strides in caring for the environment, rivers don't catch fire anymore! Acid rain doesn't even seem to be an issue anymore! Loosen the reigns, EPA, and let our economy grow.

    • Steve Wilson says:

      You are way too nice, Ronald. The EPA is as corrupt and dangerous as are the other departments under this administration. And as with the others, ( Justice, IRS, etc.), they are not going to roll over and play by the rules or loosen their grips without REAL investigations, REAL penalties and REAL sentences for wrongdoers. It will require diligence on the committees to get factual answers and follow through with jail sentences for these lawbreakers, not for just some underling scapegoats, but the top people who condoned and directed these radical decisions.

  3. People who had a chance to have much better education are now ruling the world just because of their education. The amount of time and money they spend on education has given them a chance to be called as the most civilized and prosperous nations.

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