EPA Jackson’s Email Scandal

My recollection is President Obama promised the American people the “most transparent government ever.”  How could I have missed this story?

While West Virginia coal miners are providing an honest day’s work to provide the energy that fuels the Internet, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has been using an alias email account.

An article in Human Events claims, Jackson has been clandestinely sending and receiving thousands of emails in making decisions and conducting business.  It has been reported “there are at least 12,000 recently discovered but as yet undisclosed emails…that has prompted two congressional inquiries and an inspector’s general (IG) investigation.”

According to various news reports Jackson’s secret identity email account’s name is “Richard Windsor.”  The name is part family god (Richard) and part hometown (East Windsor, N.J.).

On Friday the Chinese issued new rules requiring Internet users to provide their real names to service providers.  The United States government may want to follow this example and require government employees to use their real identity.

 [Editor’s note:  Here is a link to several stories, congressional and government letters about this development.]

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