Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Transparency? EPA Under Investigation for Using 'Alias' Emails to Avoid FOIA Requests
(CNSNews.com) - The Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Inspector General says it will investigate whether EPA officials -- including Administrator Lisa Jackson -- used alias email accounts to conduct official government business, thereby shielding those communications from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
Jackson reportedly used the name "Richard Windsor" on an official email account from which she may have sent messages on the administration's coal policy.
Chris Horner of the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute says he discovered Jackson's "false identity" while doing research for his book, "The Liberal War on Transparency.”