Did the EPA use secret email accounts to regulate the coal indjustry?Submitted by emalvini on Fri, 12/28/2012 - 21:55
Did the EPA use secret email accounts to regulate the coal indjustry?
It was revealed in November that EPA Chief Lisa Jackson, 50, had sent thousands of emails tied to coal regulation from a secret alias account
The EPA chief announced on Thursday that she will resign after four years on the job for ‘new challenges, time with my family and new opportunities to make a difference’
Chris Horner, of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said the scrutiny over the alias emails regarding the Obama administration's alleged ‘war on coal,’ is clearly a factor behind Jackson’s decision to step down
Jackson's resignation is effective following the President's State of the Union address next month
By DAMIAN GHIGLIOTTY
PUBLISHED: 20:18 EST, 27 December 2012 | UPDATED: 04:24 EST
A Washington attorney suing the Environmental Protection Agency for refusing to disclose information about the creation and use of the ‘secondary’ email accounts, says the agency's chief is resigning in part because of the Justice Department's decision to publicize thousands of secret alias emails she was responsible for.
Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said the scrutiny over the alias emails tied to coal regulation, which will be publicly released next month, is clearly a factor behind EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s decision to step down.