Skip to comments.Congress demands EPA’s secret email accounts
Posted on 11/17/2012 10:15:51 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
A House committee has launched an investigation into whether EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson used an email alias to try to hide correspondence from open-government requests and her agencys own internal watchdog something that Republican lawmakers said could run afoul of the law.
The science committee has asked Ms. Jackson to turn over all information related to an email account under the name of Richard Windsor, which is one of the aliases identified by a researcher looking into the EPA.
The committee has also asked the White Houses lawyer and EPAs inspector general to look into the matter and report back by the end of this month, saying that the secret email accounts could have been used to keep key information from official watchdogs as well as the public.
EPA did not respond Friday night to a request for comment.
The researcher who uncovered the Richard Windsor alias email, Christopher Horner, has repeatedly battled the administration over its global warming efforts.
Earlier this year he his colleagues at the Competitive Enterprise Institute sued to demand the release of emails from secondary accounts from EPA, and cited a memo saying the practice began during the Clinton administration under then-administrator Carol Browner.
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H/T to the Drudge Report.
I wish them luck. But emails can be erased or otherwise destroyed.
Congress needs to hire Gibbs. He, Abby and McGee find out this kind of stuff all the time on NCIS.
“I wish them luck. But emails can be erased or otherwise destroyed.”
It’s not as easy as destroying a hard drive.
If they are stored on a server? simply replace the server, problem of pesky emails solved.
You can bet multiple run, Pro delete programs are running like crazy right now.
Since it's Rats, no questions will be asked about the complete deletes with no info left on hard drives.
Count on it.
Not really. “Dick Windsor” has been outed. The email account is now a game for internet guru’s.
How long before a EPA Data Center mysteriously goes up in smoke?
All e-mails leave the US. That way all e-mails are subject to search without a warrant.
I’ll bet google still has copies .
Nothing will come of this and the public won’t hear about it.
The Energy Prevention Agency needs to be shut down.
“Darrell Issa, Republican chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told the Wall Street Journal ‘If all White House officials were following rules prohibiting the use of personal email for official business, there would simply be no sensitive information to find. ‘Unfortunately, we know that not everyone at the White House follows those rules and that creates an unnecessary risk.”
You bet and there are many other ways to find those emails.
EPA would have to fine itself for the carbon emissions.
What are they hiding?
Not forever and if our name is Ms. Jackson I am sure you don’t have a clue as to how to accomplish this