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SCANDAL: EPA Official & Colorado Power Broker Resigns Following Transparency Inquiry
Colorado Peak Politics ^ | February 28, 2013

Posted on 03/01/2013 7:10:33 AM PST by george76

A huge story involving a key power broker in Colorado Democratic politics flew under the radar of the Colorado press last week – and ours too. Jim Martin, formerly the head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 8, which includes Colorado, resigned from his post last Friday. According to Fox News, his resignation comes just three weeks after Louisiana’s Republican Senator David Vitter questioned his use of a personal email address to conduct official business. An EPA spokesperson cited “personal reasons” for Martin’s resignation.

Vitter noted Martin may face a congressional probe for using his personal email address to circumnavigate disclosure laws, such as the Freedom of Information Act. Vitter issued this statement about the resignation:


Martin has close ties with Governor John Hickenlooper, Bill Ritter, and U.S. Senator Mark Udall, which has been confirmed via his campaign donations

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: davidvitter; epa; hickenlooper; jimmartin; martin; ritter; udall; vitter

1 posted on 03/01/2013 7:10:44 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

“Governor John Hickenlooper”

Unfortunate name.

2 posted on 03/01/2013 7:44:34 AM PST by edcoil (Half of every class gratuates at the bottom, they are now politicians.)
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To: edcoil

Yes. Wasn’t there an Admiral Hickenlooper who was the Director of the CIA at the start of the Korean War who missed the threat of the NORKs invasion?

3 posted on 03/01/2013 8:19:49 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Redleg Duke

I think that was Lickenhooper.

4 posted on 03/01/2013 8:59:02 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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