Lisa Jackson to step down as EPA administrator

posted at 6:01 pm on December 27, 2012 by Mary Katharine Ham

John Hayward remarks:

This is the same Lisa P. Jackson also known as “Richard Windsor” in her alias e-mail account. The Competitive Enterprise Institute is now suing for access to 12,000 e-mails to and from that address, as I wrote last week:

So, the head of one of the most active and heavy-handed regulatory agencies in the federal government does a bunch of her business with colleagues on an e-mail address, that while it’s a .gov address, has no obvious connection to the EPA administrator herself. Among the regulations the EPA released just last year were five classified as “major” and expected to cost $4 billion annually. The administration has twice neglected to publish a Unified Agenda— a compendium of regulations coming down the pike, which it is required by law to produce twice a year. No other administration has failed to publish this vital public record since the requirement became law. But I’m sure there’s nothing the public would want to know about going on in “Richard Windsor’s” e-mail.

Chris Horner, author of “The Liberal War on Transparency,” who discovered the alias e-mail, said the government acknowledged last week there are 12,000 “Richard Windsor” e-mails addressing the war on coal, cap-and-trade issues, global warming regulation and other issues of public import. Competitive Enterprise Institute sued for access to the e-mails, and the administration will have to release them, several thousand per month, starting in January, Horner said. I’m sure there will be nothing fishy among them.

Now, Jackson is outta there, with no immediate announcement of where she’s going:

Ms. Jackson, 50, told President Obama shortly after his re-election in November that she wanted to leave the administration early next year. She informed the E.P.A. staff of her decision on Thursday morning and issued a brief statement saying that she was confident “the ship is sailing in the right direction.”

She has not said what she intends to do after leaving government, and no sucessor was immediately named, although it is expected that Robert Perciasepe, the E.P.A. deputy administrator, will take over at least temporarily.

Ms. Jackson’s departure comes as many in the environmental movement are questioning Mr. Obama’s commitment to dealing with climate change and other environmental problems. After his re-election, and a campaign in which global warming was barely mentioned by either candidate, Mr. Obama said that his first priority would be jobs and the economy and that he intended only to foster a “conversation” on climate change in the coming months.

There are rumors she’s interviewing at Princeton. My, these officials do seem to make their exits at convenient times.

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interested in what Mark Levin has to say about her leaving.

ChunkyLover on December 27, 2012 at 6:04 PM

So did Lisa Jackson submit her resignation from her own email account, or did she use an alias?

lol.

Tim_CA on December 27, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Coal industry decimated…mission accomplished. Time to go into academia.

Charlemagne on December 27, 2012 at 6:05 PM

The dems abdicated law making ability to the EPA in 2009. We’re about to see what that entails with the release of the e-mails. Remember when all the proposed and enacted environmental laws used to go through the Federal Register and had comment periods to difuse controversy? These e-mails ought to be a real eye opener on what corrupt power with an agenda can accomplish.

DanMan on December 27, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Coal industry decimated…mission accomplished. Time to go into academia.

Charlemagne on December 27, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Yep.

Mission Accomplished. She will be richly rewarded in the halls of leftism until the day she faces her maker.

tom daschle concerned on December 27, 2012 at 6:09 PM

rot in hell you nasty, vile, treasonous wench.

Of course, the best part is that I get to pay for your lifetime pension, healthcare and your rent in your gated community. of course, these are all “seperate but equal” from the plans the common rabble get to experience. Of course, yours has also not been “borrowed from” and replaced with worthless IOU’s as the prolitereots has.

It’s unlikely anything as contemptable as you has reproduced but, if by chance, you found some drunk homeless person to inpregnate you I hope they get to fully experience the third world you, and you ilk, have created for the next generation.

acyl72 on December 27, 2012 at 6:12 PM

I wonder if the fact that her emails will be released next month had something to do with it? LOL

idesign on December 27, 2012 at 6:13 PM

That’s funny. When I saw ABC News’ piece on Jackson suddenly stepping down, they failed to mention her e-mail scandal.

Captain Kirock on December 27, 2012 at 6:18 PM

change the face…….keep the policies.

The Progressive Shuffle.

PappyD61 on December 27, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Buh-bye, Lisa baby! And make sure you turn the EPA-approved lights off on your way out!

pilamaye on December 27, 2012 at 6:21 PM

That’s funny. When I saw ABC News’ piece on Jackson suddenly stepping down, they failed to mention her e-mail scandal.

Captain Kirock on December 27, 2012 at 6:18 PM

…it’s just the MSM…doing their job!

KOOLAID2 on December 27, 2012 at 6:23 PM

‘Riddance.

Kenosha Kid on December 27, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Go Dr. Zero :)

heh

cmsinaz on December 27, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Princeton…the home of Woodrow Wilson..and all the other cast of clowns..they always find their way home.

SMACKRUNNER on December 27, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Now, Jackson is outta there, with no immediate announcement of where she’s going:

How about prison???

Prison works for me.

BigWyo on December 27, 2012 at 6:29 PM

NPR was slobbering over all the changes she’s made at the EPA… I would think most Americans would think government overreach is a bad thing but up is down and left is right nowadays.

Fallon on December 27, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Jackson might be able to get something over at the State Department. That is if any of the former employees there ever really leave.

Mr. Grump on December 27, 2012 at 6:33 PM

When I saw ABC News’ piece on Jackson suddenly stepping down, they failed to mention her e-mail scandal.

Captain Kirock on December 27, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Ahhh, NPR left that out, too.

Fallon on December 27, 2012 at 6:33 PM

This is the same Lisa P. Jackson also known as “Richard Windsor” in her alias e-mail account.

To be fair, she looks more like a “Richard Windsor” than a “Lisa Jackson”. What it did was totally illegal and should get her some serious jail time. Much of this criminal administration has been using private computers and accounts to conduct public business, so that there’s no trail. These are serious crimes and have been done with the clear intention to thwart the oversight process. Everyone who has participated in such an offense needs to be criminally prosecuted.

And this is the least of the crimes that this pathetic administration has committed as a matter of course over the last four years. Where the heck is Congress? Of course, this pathetic House can’t even do anything about Fast+Furious or Benghazi …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on December 27, 2012 at 6:37 PM

it’s just the MSM…doing their job!

Yes, remember: Their business is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.

They have to look out for those poor, overworked, underpaid, government public servants like Ms. Jackson, and prevent them from being run-over by all those fat-cat coal-mine owners, and oil-patch cowboys.

Another Drew on December 27, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Pig skank.

Jaibones on December 27, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Pig skank.

Jaibones on December 27, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Seriously?

libfreeordie on December 27, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Pig skank.

Jaibones on December 27, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Seriously?

libfreeordie on December 27, 2012 at 6:42 PM

No, double pig skank.

Seriously.

herm2416 on December 27, 2012 at 6:47 PM

NPR was slobbering over all the changes she’s made at the EPA… I would think most Americans would think government overreach is a bad thing but up is down and left is right nowadays.

Fallon on December 27, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Just remember that you shift the sights in the direction you want to move the point of impact.

rayra on December 27, 2012 at 6:48 PM

one of the most active and heavy-handed regulatory agencies in the federal government

see also:

http://hotair.com/archives/2010/08/30/did-the-epa-create-the-bedbug-revival/
Did the EPA create the bedbug revival?
posted at 10:55 am on August 30, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Yes. Yes they did.

Paul-Cincy on December 27, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Her gullibility and faith in junk science is only matched by her corruption.

pat on December 27, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Princeton…the home of Woodrow Wilson..and all the other cast of clowns..they always find their way home.

SMACKRUNNER on December 27, 2012 at 6:27 PM

She and Princeton “Professor” Pauline Krugman should hit it off famously.

Del Dolemonte on December 27, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Another in a long line of “transparency” transgressions that our spineless, sacless, worthless Repubics in the Hose will not exercise their constitutional duty on and deal with correctly. Give the Libs their due, they and their willing accomplices in the legacy media would be hollering for blood. Until / unless Repubs start doing the same all you can do is say meh!

skanter on December 27, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Chris Horner, author of “The Liberal War on Transparency,” who discovered the alias e-mail, said the government acknowledged last week there are 12,000 “Richard Windsor” e-mails addressing the war on coal, cap-and-trade issues, global warming regulation and other issues of public import. Competitive Enterprise Institute sued for access to the e-mails, and the administration will have to release them, several thousand per month, starting in January, Horner said. I’m sure there will be nothing fishy among them.

Incredible that the Dem voters who -screamed- about transparency during the Bush administration remain silent during the most secretive, opaque, and unaccountable administration ever.

Poor and less fortunate to be hardest hit by these Lisa Jackson-types, as usual. Sad.

visions on December 27, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Now, Jackson is outta there, with no immediate announcement of where she’s going:

How about prison???

Prison works for me.

BigWyo on December 27, 2012 at 6:29 PM

It’s a nice thought, but these clowns can’t even get something like F&F and Benghazi sorted out.

kim roy on December 27, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Can’t wait to see what’s in some of those emails..of course i will have to find out from Foxnews or blogs like hotair to actually see them

sadsushi on December 27, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Is it illegal to use an alias email account as the head of EPA..? or is that another case of the “common good”..Let’s check with Howie Kurtz.

d1carter on December 27, 2012 at 7:05 PM

If we could just get Obama to resign next……..

ProfShadow on December 27, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Corruptocrat sock puppet

Philly on December 27, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Just wait and see what anti human luciferian replaces her.

tom daschle concerned on December 27, 2012 at 7:09 PM

So a major multi-national must be willing to hire her, to gain favor with the regulatory agency which is threatening their existence

“See, we’re not so big and bad, we hired your old boss who has the same ‘values’ that you have… Please oh please focus your regulator efforts on our nasty competitor”

phreshone on December 27, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Just wait and see what anti human luciferian replaces her.

tom daschle concerned on December 27, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Obama will be under pressure from his race and genitalia-obsessed followers to replace her with a “minority” with female genitalia. We’ll see how it goes.

visions on December 27, 2012 at 7:18 PM

So,Lisa got tired of being rubbed the wrong way,er,Friction’D
by the Mean Ole Nasty RePubreeCans!!(sarc)

EPA chief Lisa Jackson resigns after tenure marked by

friction with GOP

Environmental Protection Agency leader played crucial role in enacting standards on mercury pollution and car efficiency
Thursday 27 December 2012 15.21 GMT
*************************************

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/dec/27/epa-lisa-jackson-steps-down

canopfor on December 27, 2012 at 7:20 PM

I’ve got to wonder just how many other corrupt fat pigs in this administration have fake e-mail accounts to avoid pesky little things like transparency and FOIA inquiries.

Happy Nomad on December 27, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Couple down, a lot more to go.

GarandFan on December 27, 2012 at 7:22 PM

*************** RED Alert ************************

Desert Shield/Desert Storm,…….Storm’n Norman Pass’s

The Associated Press ‏@AP

BREAKING: AP source: Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf has died in Tampa, Fla.-RJJ

canopfor on December 27, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Obama will be under pressure from his race and genitalia-obsessed followers to replace her with a “minority” with female genitalia. We’ll see how it goes.

visions on December 27, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Are you actually suggesting that the EPA could be run by something other than a black va-jay-jay?

Happy Nomad on December 27, 2012 at 7:24 PM

OT – RIP “Stormin” Norman Schwarzkopf

RickB on December 27, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Maybe Mr Windsors’s Globe was Warming around him due to his en flagrant exposure via e-mails.

kenny on December 27, 2012 at 7:25 PM

BREAKING: AP source: Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf has died in Tampa, Fla.-RJJ

canopfor on December 27, 2012 at 7:24 PM

R.I.P General. Sorry you had to see what these bastards did to your Army.

Happy Nomad on December 27, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Can’t wait to see what’s in some of those emails..of course i will have to find out from Foxnews or blogs like hotair to actually see them

How much you want to bet there is some good stuff in there about collusion with various “progressive” media organizations to help shape the public’s thinking on certain issues?

Dammit, these scoundrels are lucky we don’t have an opposition party that controls the people’s legislature, the House of Representatives, and has the power of supoena!

Oh, wait…

drunyan8315 on December 27, 2012 at 7:34 PM

No, double pig skank.

Seriously.

herm2416 on December 27, 2012 at 6:47 PM

…ditto!
lol

KOOLAID2 on December 27, 2012 at 7:34 PM

I don’t think transparency means what they think it means

Slade73 on December 27, 2012 at 7:35 PM

At least she didn’t have to fake a virus and concussion.

Kissmygrits on December 27, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Dammit, these scoundrels are lucky we don’t have an opposition party that controls the people’s legislature, the House of Representatives, and has the power of supoena!

Oh, wait…

drunyan8315 on December 27, 2012 at 7:34 PM

And they’re really lucky that the party in charge will just ignore those subpoenas and attack the opposition for “playing politics,” with the full blessing of our nation’s “watchdog media.”

Gator Country on December 27, 2012 at 7:44 PM

I hope she goes to prison where she belongs.

WannabeAnglican on December 27, 2012 at 7:45 PM

So does this mean resign resign, or fake resign like the Benghazi Four?

munseym on December 27, 2012 at 7:50 PM

No mention of her (in)activity during the gulf oil spill. She was on vacation.

munseym on December 27, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Yes, she has been tagged. The radio transmitter collar allowing for radio telemetry has been fitted. This, I suppose, is the time we we re-release this specimen back into the wild. But, should we? The destructiveness of this species, liberasistera waddlebuttamus, when introduced into any environment, is well-documented.

M240H on December 27, 2012 at 7:52 PM

At least she didn’t have to fake a virus and concussion.

Kissmygrits on December 27, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Nope just a damning IG investigation into her trying to hide her e-mails from public scrutiny. Of course she’s interviewing for an academic job in the Ivy League. This administration is filled with equally corrupt people from those places.

Happy Nomad on December 27, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Coal industry decimated…mission accomplished. Time to go into academia.

Charlemagne on December 27, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Exactly.
Thats the pattern. Do your destruction, and then move out of the focal point and let a new, untried person take your place. In doing this, the person has a clean slate and any criticism can be placed on “extremist” ideologues, as the new person has no record.
Rinse and repeat.

Mimzey on December 27, 2012 at 8:04 PM

So will ‘Richard Windsor’ be able to get retirement benefits, too?

And will ‘Richard Windsor’ no longer be working at EPA?

Inquiring minds want to know!

ajacksonian on December 27, 2012 at 8:05 PM

During any other administration, the media would be all over this and would appropriately label it a scandal. But instead the media’s response is: meh.

stevezilla on December 27, 2012 at 9:12 PM

So glad he’s gone.

Hummer53 on December 27, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Obama will be under pressure from his race and genitalia-obsessed followers to replace her with a “minority” with female genitalia. We’ll see how it goes.

visions on December 27, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Wait, she’s minority?? Of what stripe?

Has the US really embraced the “one drop”” rule? I thought she was Caucasian.

iurockhead on December 27, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Seriously.

herm2416 on December 27, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Seriously.

Not just wrong; not just corrupt and dishonest — evil.

Jaibones on December 27, 2012 at 11:51 PM

She had to leave. Her ability at subversion had been compromised. She had become the devil we knew (about). But has she really left or been given cover under a new alias/aliases?
Better show us what’s under the other two dixie cups.

onomo on December 28, 2012 at 12:07 AM

Even WITH The Media LEADING THE CHARGE -

HOW did Obama Put ROSANNE BARR in Charge of The EPA??!!!

williamg on December 28, 2012 at 12:38 AM

But is she really stepping down stepping down?

Who knows with this bunch….

Sherman1864 on December 28, 2012 at 6:36 AM

I wonder if the Kenyan will replace it with another it.

They have to keep the quota balanced.

acyl72 on December 28, 2012 at 7:39 AM

Spwaking for the public’s right to know ALL the publics business, all the emails must be made public.

Yahoo must preserve all data and no redactions will be allowed. The public’s right to know must be forcefully imposed.

Lonetown on December 28, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Investigation, charges, trial,prison would be just right for her – even though she was following orders from above. Cost thousands of jobs and illegally used a fake e-mail address. Won’t be missed.

Amazingoly on December 28, 2012 at 10:00 AM

So, when will criminal charges be filed? Since she resigned, she can’t claim ‘executive privelege’. Of course, Obama will pardon her, if anyone in Congress actually does anything.

xmanvietnam on December 28, 2012 at 10:32 AM

She has not said what she intends to do after leaving government, and no sucessor was immediately named, although it is expected that Robert Perciasepe, the E.P.A. deputy administrator, will take over at least temporarily.

Any idea what Robert Perciasepe thinks about regulating CO2 emissions and coal- and gas-fired power plants? After Lisa Jackson cost me my full-time job, I would be very interested to find out what her replacement plans to do…

As for Lisa Jackson, let her spend the rest of her life reading by candlelight, since electric power is so bad. Oh, by the way, candles produce carbon dioxide when they burn.

If she wants to travel, let her ride in a luxurious non-polluting horse-drawn Amish carriage, and if she wants a better environment, let her clean the stables when she arrives.

Steve Z on December 28, 2012 at 12:03 PM

In the 1980′s the most radical red crazy commies in the U.S. took over all the enviromental groups, Serria Club, Union of Concerned Sic., Greenpeace, Earth First, Nature this nature that, all of them, and any sane person was purged. Myself a one time person in with them due to attempting to keep the nuke stuff from getting out of the hands of Russia, U.S. and the few others in the 1960′s.
But when these very dangerous people took over I was at a national meeting of one of them in Washington State and was walked out by force and told to hit the road and not come back, if you do not, you may not like what happens to you, “who should we call to pick up your body”.

It is all 100% pure fraud and lies.

http://www.wattsupwiththat.com

Push back with votes, the facts are on our side but the commie msm and these crazy end times kooks control the message and to many Americans and others in the world are decived by the fraud.

This Lisa Jackson herein is just another usefull pawn of a fool.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on December 28, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Has the US really embraced the “one drop”” rule? I thought she was Caucasian.

iurockhead on December 27, 2012 at 10:43 PM

Yep. And liberals are the ones who have led the way, especially black liberals. They claim you are “not black enough” if you express any agreement with Republican politics, but otherwise declare you “most definitely black” if you have one drop of blackness — as long as you are happily committed to staying on the liberal Democrat plantation.

Irony of ironies.

Jaibones on December 28, 2012 at 2:07 PM