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  • EPA officials cleared of email abuse charges

    09/30/2013 1:04:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 30, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The EPA’s inspector general cleared the agency Monday of wrongdoing in its employees’ use of private email accounts to conduct government business, saying that, after talking with senior officials, investigators found no evidence employees were trying to circumvent open-records laws. But the investigators also said the Environmental Protection Agency hasn’t written procedures to help employees know how to store their private emails as official agency records, nor has it done a good job of providing training. “EPA senior officials indicated that they were aware of the agency records management policies and, based only on discussions with these senior officials, the...
  • Some lawmakers see waste hanging in hallowed halls

    09/15/2013 5:56:38 AM PDT · by kevcol · 21 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch (&LA Times) ^ | September 15, 2013 | National & World News
    WASHINGTON The capital is full of portraits of government officials, sometimes more than one of the same person.... an effort is underway to put an end to the practice of taxpayers footing the bill for the commissioned paintings. The measure is dubbed the Eliminating Government-funded Oil-painting, or EGO, Act. Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., introduced it after reports that the Environmental Protection Agency spent $38,350 for former administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s portrait. “Lisa Jackson can borrow my camera for free,” he suggested.
  • Lisa Jackson Hires Lawyer for Email Concealment Fiasco

    08/28/2013 2:01:27 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    NLPC ^ | August 28, 2013 | Paul Chesser
    In a sign her troubles have undergone a significant expansion, the Washington Free Beaconreported last week that formerEPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has hired a lawyer as new details of her use of private email accounts to conduct official government business were revealed. The agency and its previous head have still breathed easy despite months of inquiries andFreedom of Information Act requests fromChris Horner of theCompetitive Enterprise Institute and American Tradition Institute. Jackson and enviro-crats have been shielded by colleagues’ efforts to block access to records, delay their delivery, or conceal damning information with redactions. Nevertheless the indefatigable Horner has continued...
  • Federal judge: Yeah, there’s a good chance the EPA has been using secret e-mail accounts...

    08/15/2013 5:45:08 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 15, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Through their efforts, the Competitive Enterprise Institute first shed some light on the rather mysterious life and times of one Richard Windsor, the extralegal nome de plume used by Obama’s former Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson in conducting official EPA business over e-mail. Open-records laws require that all government business be conducted on official accounts so they can later be searched in the event of any Freedom of Information Act requests, and standard protocol directs that if any private e-mails are used for government business, they should be forwarded to official accounts. Jackson and other EPA employees repeatedly failed...
  • At Georgia Restaurant, Patrons Jump to Defend a Chef From Her Critics (Paula Dean)

    06/23/2013 7:24:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 117 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 6/23/2013 | KIM SEVERSON
    SAVANNAH, Ga. — The line of Paula Deen fans waiting for her restaurant here to open grew throughout the hot, muggy morning Saturday. They discussed what they might select from the buffet inside The Lady and Sons, her wildly popular restaurant in the heart of Savannah. But they also talked of boycotting the Food Network, which dropped their beloved TV chef on Friday after she awkwardly apologized for having used racial slurs and for considering a plantation-themed wedding for her brother, with well-dressed black male servants. The predicament that Ms. Deen finds herself in began when a former employee —...
  • Paula Deen accused of condoning sexual harassment, racist remarks

    03/07/2012 11:46:31 AM PST · by Redcat · 22 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | March 5, 2012 | Richard Fausset
    Reporting from Atlanta— A former employee of a restaurant co-owned by Paula Deen has filed a lawsuit against the matronly celebrity cook, accusing her of condoning an atmosphere of sexual harassment and racism in her high-profile culinary empire. The suit also accuses Deen of casually referring to black people with a racial epithet. The civil complaint, which was filed Monday in state court in Savannah, Ga., was brought by Lisa T. Jackson, a former manager at Uncle Bubba's Oyster House, one of five restaurants in Deen's group. The Savannah-based oyster house is co-owned by Deen and her brother, Earl W....
  • What happens in the backroom of a sue-and-settle lawsuit?

    06/17/2013 6:36:01 AM PDT · by Baynative · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/6/13 | RON ARNOLD
    Is Big Green running things in President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency? Wake up and smell the corruption. A virulent 2009 sue-and-settle lawsuit, WildEarth Guardians v. Jackson (as in Lisa Jackson, former EPA administrator) is an outrageous sweetheart deal rife with collusion and manipulation to create arbitrary regulations, along with the EPA takeover of state regulatory programs and a price tag of more than $2.5 billion -- all aimed against the domestic fossil fuel industry.
  • EPA Honors Fake Employee

    06/03/2013 8:33:14 AM PDT · by grundle · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | June 3, 2013 | Eliana Johnson
    Richard Windsor may be the most famous Environmental Protection Agency employee. Oddly, he does not exist. “Windsor” is the e-mail alias that Lisa Jackson, former head of the EPA and now an environmental adviser to Apple, used to correspond with environmental activists and senior Obama-administration officials, among others. Windsor, we have learned, was also an employee of significant achievement. Documents released by the agency in response to a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that, for three years, the EPA certified Windsor as a “scholar of ethical behavior.” The agency also documented the nonexistent Windsor’s completion of training courses in...
  • Behind Apple's Bold and Risky New Hire [OMG,Lisa Jackson!]

    05/29/2013 8:38:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    CNBC ^ | 05-29-2013 | By: Jon Fortt
    Lisa Jackson, meet Apple. The biggest piece of new information that Apple CEO Tim Cook dropped last night at the D11 conference: That he's hired Jackson, former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, to lead Apple's green efforts. The move strikes me as both bold and risky. It's bold because in Jackson, Cook gains a high-profile and well-connected chemical engineer who is well-versed in policy. Apple's environmental footprint is immense; the company literally produces and packages more than 100 million devices every year, most of them iPhones and iPads. Apple has the largest non-utility solar power farm in the country,...
  • New emails: EPA chief pretended to be 'Richard Windsor'

    05/01/2013 1:27:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/1/13 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>Former EPA chief Lisa P. Jackson went so far as to impersonate a chimerical assistant “Richard Windsor,” according to the latest bizarre twist in the congressional investigation into the agency’s troubled transparency record.</p> <p>Sen. David Vitter, ranking Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, released a new batch of emails Wednesday from Richard Windsor, which was the secondary email Ms. Jackson used to conduct business. Investigators have questioned whether that email address was used to hide records from public view.</p>
  • EPA accused of using instant messages to avoid sunshine laws in lawsuit

    04/01/2013 8:42:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Top Environmental Protection Agency officials used computer instant messages to try to circumvent open-records laws, according to a new lawsuit filed late last week by a researcher who has been demanding the agency comply with the law. Christopher C. Horner, the researcher who earlier uncovered that EPA officials were using private email addresses to conduct official business, said that in going over some of those earlier records he discovered the agency was using instant messages, too. He now is suing to get a look at those records, which he said EPA has refused to release. “It seems we have uncovered...
  • Senator: EPA lied about using private emails

    03/08/2013 3:08:07 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 8, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Environmental Protection Agency officials lied when they said a top official only once used his private email for public business, Sen. David Vitter said on Friday as he released copies of several emails in which that official conducted business with the EPA’s director and with outside groups. The revelation comes on the heels of charges from Republicans and a private sector author that former agency Director Lisa Jackson also had a private email address she used to avoid open-government transparency laws. All government business is required to be done on official emails so that it is available for open-records requests....
  • The EPA's Lisa Jackson: The Worst Head of the Worst Regulatory Agency, Ever

    01/30/2013 1:10:11 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/30/2013 | Henry I. Miller,
    Obama and his minions seem to think that freedom is a four-letter word. His administration has imposed an array of intrusive, nanny-state, financial, environmental and consumer-product regulations that will cost Americans hundreds of billions of dollars. ... the erosion of transparency in government, wasteful spending, burdensome regulation, and waning trust in the integrity of the public sector. A senior presidential appointee who epitomizes all of those flaws is EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, who has a cynical, hyper-regulatory, damn-the-science philosophy ... EPA systematically exaggerates benefits and underestimates costs. EPA is a serial offender when it comes to egregious government waste, fraud,...
  • Republicans threaten ‘formal action’ over EPA head’s ‘Richard Windsor’ emails

    01/24/2013 10:40:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 24, 2013 | Ben Geman
    House Republicans are threatening “formal action” against the Environmental Protection Agency unless the agency hands over records about Administrator Lisa Jackson’s use of a secondary government email account. Republicans allege that Jackson’s use of an internal account under the alias “Richard Windsor” undercuts the agency’s transparency. Top Republicans on the Science, Space and Technology Committee sent the EPA a letter Thursday that says the agency has failed to comply properly with prior requests for records about use of “dual, secondary and non-public” email accounts by EPA officials. The letter suggests a subpoena could be in the offing if lawmakers don’t...
  • EPA/LISA JACKSON Looks like there is another scandal of the socialist party unfolding.

    01/16/2013 7:16:21 PM PST · by modernline2009 · 7 replies
    What did Lisa Jackson do? Looks like there is another scandal of the socialist party unfolding but I don't know the details of it. Does anyone know?
  • Release of EPA Administrator’s Non-Public Emails Called ‘Deeply Troubling’

    01/15/2013 10:41:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 15, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    (Update: CEI's Chris Horner tells CNSNews.com the next step is a meeting with Justice Department officials: "We will ask them to right EPA's ship, and if they do not agree, we will ask the court," he said. Horner says he wants a "straight answer" to a direct question: Did the EPA, as part of a FOIA request, search the "Richard Windsor" email accounts? Richard Windsor is the alias used by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, apparently to shield some official communications from public view.) (CNSNews.com) – Complying with a court order minutes before Monday’s 5 p.m. deadline, the Environmental Protection...
  • Goodbye, Lisa Jackson (And Good Riddance)

    01/07/2013 7:08:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/07/2013 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Sometimes, “good riddance” just doesn’t suffice. It is hard to imagine a bureaucrat who has done more comprehensive damage to American interests than Lisa Jackson, the departing head of the Environmental Protection Agency. During her four years as administrator, Jackson has put her radical environmental agenda before the wellbeing of the U.S. economy, the integrity of science, and even the structure of the American political system itself. Start with her regulatory record. Since January 2009, Jackson’s EPA has issued 20 “major” regulations — defined as rules with an economic cost of $100 million or more each year. Incidentally, that $100-million...
  • Did EPA chief Lisa Jackson resign in protest over the Keystone pipeline?

    01/06/2013 5:06:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    The eventual completion of the full-length Keystone XL pipeline seems more and more like an inevitability for the Obama administration, as it continues to clear bureaucratic hurdles and TransCanada proposes new routes to work with and not against the greenie-grain — not to mention the clamorous pressure to finally allow all of the undeniable economic benefits doing so would bring about already.As environmentally innocuous as the pipeline actually is, the eco-radicals decided a long time ago that they’d remain dead set against the whole idea on principle, and they’ve managed to turn it into one of the most contentious energy-related...
  • Cuccinelli: The EPA would do well to remember that we’re a nation of laws, not men

    01/04/2013 11:30:18 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1:51 pm on January 4, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
    The odd-year gubernatorial election of what now feels like a solidly purple Virginia (…dagger) could potentially serve as a bellwether of which way the national attitude is trending after almost a year into President Obama’s second term, and conservative Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will be facing former DNC chief Terry McAuliffe in what will likely be a pretty rough race.One of the items on which the Obama administration has already started moving “forward” in the more politically safe second-term-secured atmosphere is all of the regulations on which they were rather conspicuously holding back before the election, with the Environmental Protection...
  • EPA head resigns to protest Obama’s support of Keystone XL?

    01/03/2013 9:40:27 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    rt.com ^ | 02 January, 2013, 22:46
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson.(Reuters / Jonathan Ernst) The head of the US Environmental Protection Agency announced she will step down from that role in the coming weeks, but a new report suggests her resignation may in fact be motivated by a 180 to be expected from President Obama. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson tells reporters that her decision to walk away as the top environmental regulator in the country after nearly four years comes at a time when she is “ready in my own life for new challenges, time with my family, and new opportunities to make...
  • EPA under investigation for skirting email transparency

    01/03/2013 8:56:19 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 17 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | November 17, 2012 | by Anthony Watts
    From the Washington Times: 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 agency’s 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 House’s lawyer and EPA’s inspector general to look into the matter...
  • Air board chair on pundits' list for EPA

    12/29/2012 1:15:22 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 28, 2012 | Wyatt Buchanan
    The woman who led California through the development and implementation of some groundbreaking environmental policies could soon be headed to Washington, D.C. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson announced her resignation this week, and already people are speculating about who will next head the agency. One name on nearly every pundit's short list: California Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary Nichols. Nichols would be a controversial pick, as would most any candidate with a strong environmental record. She was rumored to be a finalist four years ago, but President Obama picked Jackson, a chemical engineer who had served as former...
  • Attorney claims EPA chief resigned over alias email accounts (Lying Obama appointee)

    12/28/2012 6:35:10 AM PST · by subterfuge · 22 replies
    FOX New ^ | December 28, 2012 | Judson Berger
    <p>A Washington attorney suing the Obama administration for access to alias emails sent by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson claims that a recent decision by the Justice Department to release thousands of those emails next month contributed to her resigning Thursday.</p>
  • Attorney claims EPA chief resigned over alias email accounts

    12/27/2012 3:44:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/27/12 | Judson Berger & Doug McKelway
    A Washington attorney suing the Obama administration for access to alias emails sent by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson claims that a recent decision by the Justice Department to release thousands of those emails next month contributed to her resigning Thursday. Jackson, in a brief written statement, said Thursday she is leaving the EPA after four years on the job, for "new challenges, time with my family and new opportunities to make a difference." The agency did not offer an explanation. But Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said
  • What IS EPA Chief Lisa Jackson HIDING?

    12/27/2012 12:56:07 PM PST · by opentalk · 40 replies
    Human events ^ | December 26, 2012 | Audrey Hudson
    Lisa Jackson is the boss at one of the most contentious government agencies in the Obama administration and is responsible for numerous controversial actions that will have a significant financial effect on American consumers: the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). So it’s no wonder Congress is miffed to discover that her decision-making process on key issues was conducted in the most secretive manner Washington has ever devised—under an alias. Jackson’s secret identity email account name is “Richard Windsor.” The name is part family dog (Richard) and part hometown (East Windsor, N.J.), and it turns out there are at least 12,000 recently...
  • EPA head Jackson to resign post

    12/27/2012 10:59:39 AM PST · by ASOC · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec 27 | Susan Walsh/AP
    Jackson set to resign as head of EPA - see link for story
  • EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson stepping down after tumultuous term

    12/27/2012 7:45:50 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 38 replies
    AP via FoxNews ^ | December 27, 2012
    The Obama administration's chief environmental watchdog, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, is stepping down after a nearly four-year tenure marked by high-profile brawls over global warming pollution, the Keystone XL oil pipeline, new controls on coal-fired plants and several other hot-button issues that affect the nation's economy and people's health.
  • EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Stepping Down After Tumultuous Term

    12/27/2012 9:08:01 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 27, 2012 | Associated Press
    <p>The Obama administration's chief environmental watchdog, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, is stepping down after a nearly four-year tenure marked by high-profile brawls over global warming pollution, the Keystone XL oil pipeline, new controls on coal-fired plants and several other hot-button issues that affect the nation's economy and people's health.</p>
  • Transparency? EPA Under Investigation for Using 'Alias' Emails to Avoid FOIA Requests

    12/18/2012 10:30:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    CNSNews ^ | December 18, 2012 | Susan Jones
    (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.” Horner said he came across an "obscure" EPA...
  • Congressmen Confront EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Over Use of Alias 'Richard Windsor'

    12/17/2012 6:45:25 AM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 12/16/12 | Daniel Halper
    Two members of Congress sent a letter to EPA administrator Lisa Jackson over her use of the alias "Richard Windsor." The congressmen, Fred Upton and Cliff Stearns, want Jackson to explain her actions. lisa jackson "In recent weeks, questions have been raised in Congress and among public interest groups about the use of one or more secondary email accounts and aliases by you and potentially other officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)," they wrote in a letter addressed to Jackson. "Given your reported use of at least one alias email account in your conduct of agency business, we write...
  • Only the deceit is transparent

    11/19/2012 9:47:37 AM PST · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-19-12 | DrJohn
    Barack Obama promised his administration set a new standard in transparency: I will also hold myself as president to a new standard of openness .... Let me say it as simply as I can: Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency. Obama even issued a memo My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government. He declared his to...
  • Congress demands EPA’s secret email accounts

    11/17/2012 10:15:51 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, November 17, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    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 agency’s 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 House’s lawyer and EPA’s inspector general to look into the matter and report back by...
  • Claim: EPA Head Used Secret Email to Hide Documents

    11/17/2012 9:18:41 PM PST · by chessplayer · 29 replies
    The House Science Committee is investigating whether Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson used the secret email alias "Richard Windsor" to hide internal communications from government watchdogs—an action that may violate open-records laws.
  • EPA Sued Over Heinous Experiments on Humans

    09/25/2012 10:30:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | September 25, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    After accumulating evidence via the Freedom of Information Act that showed theEnvironmental Protection Agency conducted disturbing experiments that exposed humans to inhalable particulates the agency has said are deadly, sound science advocate Steven Milloy has sued the federal government. The trials, which were carried out at EPA’s Human Studies Facility at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, exposed subjects to fine particulate matter (called “PM2.5”) at extremely elevated levels for up to two hours at a time. EPA’s Web site on particulate matter and its 2009 “Summary of PM2.5 Risk Estimates,” stated, “an examination of cause-specific risk...
  • EPA's Regional Administrators Love Activism, Litigation

    07/03/2012 3:20:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | July 3, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    The suspicions of Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe were correct: Rather than sitting before the House Energy and Commerce Committee three weeks ago to explain theways he “crucified” oil and natural gas companies, insteadAl Armendariz – who cancelled his appearance at the last minute – met with the Sierra Club for a job interview. This time the recently resigned EPA’s Region 6 administrator will eagerly attack another fossil fuel, joining the litigious environmental group as part of its “Beyond Coal” campaign. If there was any question that Armendariz unfairly regulated the gas and oil businesses under his authority in Texas, Oklahoma,...
  • EPA in a Bind Over Hazardous Experiments on Humans

    06/19/2012 1:18:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | June 18, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    After experiments on humans were conducted that exposed them to airborne particulates considered to be lethal, a sound-science advocate has accused physician researchers working for the Environmental Protection Agency of misconduct and violations of the Hippocratic Oath. Steve Milloy , publisher of Junkscience.com and author of Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them , filed a complaint with the North Carolina Medical Board last week that accused three doctors in the state – two employed by EPA (Dr. Andrew Ghio and Dr. Wayne Cascio) and one by the University...
  • Lisa Jackson: EPA isn’t to blame for coal industry’s problems

    06/11/2012 1:22:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 6/12/12 | Erika Johnsen
    Is this some sort of inept, tasteless joke? Try to read around the relentless environmental bias and feel-good blather of this glowing profile of EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson from the Guardian, and you’ll recognize the same sort of economic-language usage employed by the wider Obama administration to try and disguise their many endeavors at central planning. The president talks about “all of the above” energy, and I think we don’t realize enough how important that is. There are those who would like us to drop everything and say, time for another, a second fossil fuel boom, and the president is...
  • EPA Official Showers Love on Anti-Fossil Fuel Activists

    06/08/2012 10:39:22 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | June 8, 2012 | Paul Chesser
    As President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency continues to receive much-needed scrutiny as it conducts its reign of terror (“crucifying”) on fossil fuel industries, yet another renegade regional administrator has been shown in full alliance with environmental extremists in pursuit of regulations to kill oil and coal. Natural gas isn't far down the hit list. This time it’s Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman, a veteran attorney who has litigated environmental cases as part of the University of Maryland Environmental Law Center, as counsel for the Environmental Law and Policy Center, and as senior assistant attorney general in the Illinois Attorney...
  • EPA's Unethical Air Pollution Experiments

    06/03/2012 10:17:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 3, 2012 | John Dale Dunn MD JD
    See also: Obama Administration Combats Racist Air United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson testified before Congress in September of 2011 that small-particle (2.5 microns or less) air pollution is lethal. "Particulate matter causes premature death. It's directly causal to dying sooner than you should." At the hearing, Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA) asked, "How would you compare [the benefits of reducing airborne PM2.5] to the fight against cancer?" Ms. Jackson replied, "Yeah, I was briefed not long ago. If we could reduce particulate matter to healthy levels, it would have the same impact as finding a...
  • Panetta Beats War Drums on Climate Change

    05/06/2012 6:33:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2012 | Marita Noon
    Global warming has been off the energy-news radar as high gas prices have usurped the spotlight—however Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has brought it back. “Defense Secretary?” you might ask. “Not Energy Secretary Steven Chu or EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson?” No. It was Leon Panetta, who, at an Environmental Defense Fund reception on Thursday May 3, declared “The area of climate change has a dramatic impact on national security.” (Are we going to declare war on countries like Canada for backing out of the Kyoto climate change commitments, or China and India for never supporting them in the first place?)Panetta’s comments...
  • Obama Plan Cuts Emissions for Future Coal Plants (To End the Coal Industry)

    03/29/2012 8:02:11 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 15 replies
    Guardian ^ | Tuesday 27 March 2012 15.55 EDT | Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent
    New rules to cut carbon dioxide emissions will make it nearly impossible to build new coal power plants The Obama administration effectively blocked the construction of any new coal-fired power plants on Tuesday, introducing rules to cut carbon dioxide emissions from the next generation of plants. The proposed new standards would cut carbon dioxide emissions on new power plants in half and will, over time, help move America away from the carbon-heavy plants that currently produce nearly half of the country's electricity, Lisa Jackson, the head of the environmental protection agency, told a conference call with reporters. "Right now there...
  • Obama kills coal - as promised, GOP is MIA on EPA overreach

    03/29/2012 4:36:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 29, 2012 | By Steve Milloy
    The Obama Environmental Protection Agency just condemned to death an entire U.S. industry - a legal and scientific horror story that congressional Republicans failed miserably to prevent. The EPA’s newly proposed greenhouse gas emission standards for coal-fired power plants will be finalized by the Obama administration, win or lose, after the November election. Though the proposed standards leave alone existing coal-fired power plants, they effectively prohibit the construction of new plants by establishing an impossible-to-meet emissions standard. But don’t get the idea that the EPA threw the coal industry a bone by omitting existing coal-fired plants, as the agency has...
  • Obama: EPA Regulations Create Jobs; 'EPA Touches on the Lives of Every Single American Every...

    01/11/2012 12:38:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 11, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Complete title: Obama: EPA Regulations Create Jobs; 'EPA Touches on the Lives of Every Single American Every Single Day' (CNSNews.com) - In a speech to employees of the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, President Barack Obama said that EPA regulations are good for the economy and create jobs and that the agency "touches" the lives of every American every day. “We can make sure that we are doing right by our environment and, in fact, putting people back to work all across America,” Obama told the federal workers. “When we put in place new common-sense rules to reduce air pollution,...
  • EPA to unveil limits on mercury and toxic air pollutants from power plants

    12/20/2011 1:41:26 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | December 20, 2011 | Andrew Restuccia
    The Environmental Protection Agency will unveil highly-anticipated regulations on Wednesday aimed at curbing mercury and other toxic air pollutants from power plants. The agency said Tuesday that EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson will make a “significant Clean Air Act announcement” Wednesday at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC. A source closely following the issue confirmed to The Hill that the agency will unveil the final mercury and air toxics standards. Jackson will be joined at the event Wednesday afternoon by public health experts and industry representatives, EPA said. But the agency did not name the officials. The long-delayed...
  • The United States of EPA

    11/28/2011 9:21:33 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 12 replies
    WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | 11/28/11 | WSJ Editorials
    Here's one good way to consider the vote in 2012: It's about whether to re-electronics President Lisa Jackson the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, which these days runs most of the US. economy.
  • Lisa Jackson's Freudian Slip (EPA Princess she is to "level the playing field" for solar and wind)

    11/22/2011 8:28:38 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 33 replies
    Psychoanalysis is usually the wrong way to understand politics, but the Obama Administration may be reviving the field with its Freudian slips. The latest to land on the couch is Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson, who gave an unintentionally candid interview this weekend with Thalia Assuras of Energy Now News.
  • MILLOY: EPA chief’s toxic emissions

    11/03/2011 10:11:27 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2011 | Steve Milloy
    It is time for Lisa P. Jackson to resign. Last Friday at Howard University, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) railed against the coal industry, saying, “In [the coal industry’s] entire history - 50, 60, 70 years or even 30 - they never found the time or the reason to clean up their act. They’re literally on life support. And the people keeping them on life support are all of us.” This is patently false, of course, as emissions from U.S. coal-fired power plants are quite heavily regulated. Those emissions controls are the reason U.S. air is clean...
  • MILLOY: Show us the bodies, EPA (EPA outrage)

    07/20/2011 5:27:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 20, 2011 | Steve Milloy
    Green agency uses phony death statistics to justify job-killing rulesThe House will soon vote to (slightly) rein in the Obama Environmental Protection Agency. But this much-needed baby step by Congress will only happen if Republicans have the knowledge and muster the courage to withstand a final bare-knuckles assault by EPA’s enviro allies. The House Appropriations Committee passed last week the fiscal 2012 EPA budget that would cut the agency’s budget by $1.7 billion - 18 percent - and delay for one year several of its new and/or planned regulatory programs targeting coal-fired electric utilities. It’s hardly landmark legislation but it’s...
  • House GOP bashes EPA over $100M in foreign grants to battle pollution

    06/28/2011 9:59:17 AM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 28, 2011 | Andrew Restuccia
    House Republicans launched a fresh attack on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week, blasting Administrator Lisa Jackson for setting aside millions of dollars in grants to foreign countries aimed at reducing global pollution. Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee released a report Monday night detailing what they say is nearly $100 million in “foreign handouts” to countries like China, Thailand and Indonesia to support various environmental programs over the last decade.....But EPA defended its grant program Monday, arguing that the agency must work to reduce pollution around the world. “Pollution doesn't stop at international borders, and neither...
  • EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson Lashes Out at Utility Companies For Spilling the Beans

    06/15/2011 3:26:48 PM PDT · by radioone · 62 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-15-11 | Jim Hoft
    Let’s face it. Obama doesn’t give a damn about creating jobs. He only cares about fundamentally changing America and destroying its wealth. American Electric Power announced this week that the latest Obama EPA regulations will cost the company at least 600 jobs and over $6 billion which will be pushed on consumers. Today, Barack Obama’s horrible EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson lashed out at utility companies for revealing the economic destruction of her department’s policies. She then claimed her administration’s policies will prevent premature deaths… What garbage. The Hill reported: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson struck back Wednesday at American...