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    EPA Head Resigns under allegations of wrong doing

    12/27/2012
    EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson resigns over apparent content of emails written under pseudonym
    Apparently,*EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson as well as the Obama administration has not admitted that the reason for her leaving the administration has anything to do with the emails that she sent out using a*pseudonym. *What may have caused her concern is not the fact that she sent out these emails using a*pseudonym but apparently the content of the emails. *Obama praised Jackson, but did not criticize her in anyway for her email activity. *Her use of these emails would at least seem to break Obama's promise of transparency, and that promise appears to have been further broken by Obama not admitting that the emails served as the reason for her leaving.

    *From Fox News:

    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 the scrutiny over the alias emails is clearly a factor.

    "Life's full of coincidences, but this is too many," he told FoxNews.com. "She had no choice."
    Horner and CEI earlier this year had sued the EPA for documents pertaining to Jackson's use of alias email accounts. She was said to operate under the name "Richard Windsor" -- the use of those accounts has since drawn the scrutiny of Republican members of Congress, as well as triggered an audit by the EPA inspector general. . . .
    Jim Younkin
    www.younkincng.com

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    Re: EPA Head Resigns accused of wrongdoing

    Great to know . . . but what's the Rest Of The Story??

    What was CONTENT of the emails in the first place??

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    • #3
      Re: EPA Head Resigns accused of wrongdoing

      They are still looking into it

      http://blog.heritage.org/2013/01/12/...-lisa-jackson/

      Author Christopher Horner joined the Bloggers Briefing this week to discuss his new book, The Liberal War on Transparency, and how citizen journalists can use the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to hold the government accountable.
      “You’ve got Issa oversight, and you’ve got you oversight—FOIA and state open records laws,” said Horner, referring to Representative Darrell Issa (R–CA), chairman of the House Oversight Committee.
      Revelations in Horner’s book of secret “alias” email accounts used by former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson may have ushered her more quickly out the door, he claimed.
      Horner’s FOIA requests were able to discover that Jackson’s “alias” emails—in particular the one named “Richard Windsor”—came as a result of the creation of a false identity under that name in order to create the fake email accounts. Horner described the reliance on such misdirection in the current Administration as “promiscuous” and “symptomatic of an epidemic” throughout government.
      “This is how they roll,” Horner said. He detailed the revelation of secret computers and document destruction in addition to the secret email accounts.
      Horner said he expects an additional 12,000 emails from “Richard Windsor” to be turned over Monday. Horner’s search narrowed down the emails to those with four key words: coal, climate, MACT, and endanger/endangerment. MACT refers to “Maximum Achievable Control Technology” used to reduce emissions, primarily of coal power plants.
      Horner argued that the failure of any cap-and-trade legislation led to EPA regulations designed to circumvent opposition and, ultimately, appeared to prompt the introduction of clandestine email accounts.
      But such a creation isn’t new. Horner harkened back to the late 1990s, when former EPA Administrator Carol Browner and the agency came under controversy for the destruction of EPA documents relating to EPA regulations issued just prior to the end of President Clinton’s term.
      Horner described a Government Accountability Office report detailing the EPA’s email policies, and the EPA’s admission in 2008 that the creation of a secondary email account had precedent—one that first occurred under Browner’s administration.
      One of the primary purposes for the creation of such an account, Horner argued, is to frustrate those in search of historical records from government, and retrace the actions of Jackson’s administration.
      Horner’s book includes a how-to guide to filing a FOIA request, and he repeatedly suggested that ordinary people learn to file the document requests.
      “It’s your information. The burden is on them,” Horner said, noting that the government agencies must provide reasoning for non-release of information.
      “It’s all we’ve got for two years,” Horner stressed.
      Last edited by younkin; 01-14-2013, 08:25 AM.
      Jim Younkin
      www.younkincng.com

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      • #4
        Re: EPA Head Resigns accused of wrongdoing

        Originally posted by KSneedsCNG View Post
        Great to know . . . but what's the Rest Of The Story??

        What was CONTENT of the emails in the first place??
        It all over NBC, CBS, ABC...

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        • #5
          Re: EPA Head Resigns accused of wrongdoing

          How typical of this administration and its back door policy practices. The story is the government that is supposed to represent you and work for you has its own agenda that you may not be aware and they don't want you to know what they are doing so they use practices to keep you in the dark.

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          • #6
            Re: EPA Head Resigns accused of wrongdoing

            Oregon's Democratic Senator Wyden of was recently named the head of the Senate Environmental Committee. He immediately attacked a thorough report on exporting American natural gas. Basically said it was no good, and don't expect to see decisions made on its findings. He is in a position to harm the economy even further.

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            • #7
              Re: EPA Head Resigns accused of wrongdoing

              Originally posted by Ron Wagner View Post
              Oregon's Democratic Senator Wyden of was recently named the head of the Senate Environmental Committee. He immediately attacked a thorough report on exporting American natural gas. Basically said it was no good, and don't expect to see decisions made on its findings. He is in a position to harm the economy even further.
              Curious why you think limiting say exports of LNG (ie commercial scale method of exporting natural gas to say China or Asia), would be bad for USA economy?? Read the full thread where 300MileClub has all those Alaska pipeline press releases, etc. where there has been lots of roadblocks put up against "port ready" LNG plants whose most practical purpose is mainly to EXPORT the plentiful natural gas of USA (ie Alaska/48 states) or Canada??

              I'd rather have giant 36" diameter, or larger if necessary, finished from Alaska to lower 48 states (ie that Sarah Palin was touting back in 2008) and have all that low cost NG benefit us Americans. LNG plants built to service ever surging virgin industry of LNG trucking in USA (not to mention LNG use by locomotives, etc.) then I'm all for it.

              Back on topic for EPA Head Resigning, it's sad to see "How Washington Works" in past few years. No such thing as transparency.
              Last edited by KSneedsCNG; 01-15-2013, 03:32 PM.

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              • #8
                What was CONTENT of the emails in the first place??

                The content of the Lisa Jackson emails was to regulate the coal industry out of existence. Where I live, Oregon uses coal-generated electricity for 40% of its electric power mix (so much for low-carbon fuel.) Oregon has used taxpayer money to the tune of $2.7M to put in EV charging up and down Interstate 5 to "improve the state's carbon footprint." Oregon also uses 11M gallons of bio-diesel each year, half of which is produced in the state.

                Only 300,000 gge of CNG is used in the state by two bus fleets and the airport annually. $1.5M was used in Medford to upgrade its CNG station over the same period.
                .

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