Chris Horner has uncovered an extraordinary attempt by the head of the US Environmental Protection Agency to hide her emails from public scrutiny. I mentioned Chris's book The Liberal War on Transparency a week or so ago. However, the story of the manoeuvrings of the EPA has now developed legs:
In response to my book, not one but two former fairly senior EPA officials have contacted me to provide the alias used by Obama’s EPA administrator, Lisa Jackson, to keep her mail secret. I was told it was “one of the alternate email addresses she used.”
Ms. Jacks on is the “eco-warrior”, “most progressive EPA chief in history” — pushing Obama’s backdoor march (other ways “of skinning the cat”) toward cap-and-trade.
Or, as you may come to know her, “Richard Windsor.” This morning, we proceeded with a request under the Freedom of Information Act (in-boxes don’t close on federal holidays) in order to find out what she was saying in private about her radical plan to avoid public scrutiny.
“Richard Windsor.” That is the name — sorry, one of the alias names — used by Obama’s radical EPA chief to keep her email from those who ask for it.
In response the House Science Committee has launched an inquiry. Interesting times.