EPA releases first tranche of Lisa Jackson’s alias e-mail correspondence

posted at 9:31 pm on January 15, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

Last we heard of Lisa P. Jackson, she was exiting the administration for new challenges and time with family or something. Her resignation came just weeks before a court-imposed deadline for the EPA to release some 12,000 e-mails associated with her alias e-mail account under the name “Richard Windsor.” Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Chris Horner stumbled on the Windsor account while perusing documents he’d FOIAed while doing research for his book, ” The Liberal War on Transparency.”

Horner and CEI sued EPA for access to Windsor/Jackson’s e-mails, which were otherwise quite easily shielded from FOIA requests for Lisa P. Jackson’s e-mails. The first batch of 3,000 e-mails were to be released this week. EPA released 2,100. The e-mail address from which they came is redacted, but EPA told CNS News they are from the Windsor account. Horner is not satisfied:

Horner said he is dissatisfied with the 2,100 emails the EPA finally delivered to him on Monday. First of all, that number is well short of the promised 3,000, he said.

Furthermore, Horner said he doubts that the emails, which contain the keywords “coal, climate, endanger, and MACT” [Maximum Achievable Control Technology Standards], are from the “Richard Windsor” account.

In its response to Horner, the EPA stated that the emails it released in response to Horner’s FOIA request are from “one secondary official account to conduct EPA business.”

Horner also says the emails are a bunch of nothing: “Perhaps seeking to take the air out of a growing scandal, EPA’s defective compilation boasts an impressively anemic content-to-volume ratio. It starts with Washington Post daily news briefs, then follows with Google alerts for “Lisa Jackson EPA” (none for “Richard Windsor”). Then EPA HQ national news clips. And so on. Rope a dope. Clever. Maybe too much so.”

Horner said the EPA apparently decided it “had to produce a lot of something. Desperate to produce nothing at the same time, it came up with this.”

There are many more e-mails to come. The EPA is supposed to release 3,000 a month for four months, so it’d make sense if they released the most benign ones the closest to Jackson’s exit. The less that comes out before a new EPA head’s confirmation hearing, the less senators can grill her about. One wonders if Christine Gregoire would go by Graham Wellington, or something equally WASPy?

And, no, it is not your imagination that using alternative e-mail addresses to conduct public business seems like a much bigger deal when it’s Republicans doing it.


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pfffft

Scrumpy on January 15, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Like they are gonna get all 3k lol

Scrumpy on January 15, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Not gonna hold my breath

Scrumpy on January 15, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Is this not illegal..?

d1carter on January 15, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Another shiny object…

Scrumpy on January 15, 2013 at 9:35 PM

oh make that 750k

Scrumpy on January 15, 2013 at 9:37 PM

My math skills are lackin lol

Scrumpy on January 15, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Be back later on QOTD!!!!

*poof*

Scrumpy on January 15, 2013 at 9:39 PM

. . . . . Horner also says the emails are a bunch of nothing: “Perhaps seeking to take the air out of a growing scandal, EPA’s defective compilation boasts an impressively anemic content-to-volume ratio. It starts with Washington Post daily news briefs, then follows with Google alerts for “Lisa Jackson EPA” (none for “Richard Windsor”). Then EPA HQ national news clips. And so on. Rope a dope. Clever. Maybe too much so.”

Horner said the EPA apparently decided it “had to produce a lot of something. Desperate to produce nothing at the same time, it came up with this.”

CNS News

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There you have it; nothing to get excited over . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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listens2glenn on January 15, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Horner said he is dissatisfied with the 2,100 emails the EPA finally delivered to him on Monday. First of all, that number is well short of the promised 3,000, he said.
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Liberals and Math,I`m not surprised!

canopfor on January 15, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Joe Biden has a secret alias email account too using the name Boe Jiden.

“HA! They’ll never figure that one out! I so tricky, trick trick trick trick tricky!”

Bishop on January 15, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Most TRANSPARENT administration, evah!

AND THE MOST CORRUPT!

GarandFan on January 15, 2013 at 9:46 PM

In its response to Horner, the EPA stated that the emails it released in response to Horner’s FOIA request are from “one secondary official account to conduct EPA business.”

…nameless and faceless!…how does everyone feel about that?

KOOLAID2 on January 15, 2013 at 9:49 PM

I know it’s pointing out the obvious, but just imagine the media circus if a Republican administration did something like this. Just look at what the media managed to do with the Plame ‘outing.’

You think the media could at least feign a little bit of outrage over this happening to an administration that promised to be the most transparent ever.

supernova on January 15, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Whats the over/under on the actual number of email accounts this biotch had?
I’ll say 4.
How about Eric My People Holder? Turbo Timmy? Big Ben Bernake?
Corruption at all levels.

D-fusit on January 15, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Is this not illegal..?

d1carter on January 15, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Absolutely. Has that ever been a deterrent to this administration?

AZfederalist on January 15, 2013 at 9:55 PM

No problem. Boehner et al will cry and forgive. I have the establishment R’s.

Dingbat63 on January 15, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Ya know what is wrong with American politics? It has been decades (at least) since a corrupt politician was dragged out in the street, stripped naked, and tarred and feathered…

Just sayin’…

PointnClick on January 15, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Is this not illegal..?

d1carter on January 15, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Depends on your definition of illegal. Repub—chain gang, bread and water. Dem—nothing burger, fake scandal, move along

arnold ziffel on January 15, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Ya know what is wrong with American politics? It has been decades (at least) since a corrupt politician was dragged out in the street, stripped naked, and tarred and feathered…

I could do without the stripped naked in this case.

nokarmahere on January 15, 2013 at 10:04 PM

AZfederalist on January 15, 2013 at 9:55 PM

… And more importantly, when have illegal acts by this administration ever been something that the propaganda arm of the democrat party — the MSM ever covered rather than covered up?

AZfederalist on January 15, 2013 at 10:04 PM


EPA releases first tranche of Lisa Jackson’s alias e-mail correspondence

I’m blaming Hot Air..you people always use that same picture..the prominent neck wattle…

That gal is, like most Liberal F&$ktard broads…gorgeous…

*gag*

I’m not sure how to phrase it but on The Jawa Report..they always say ‘Watch out for your corn hole..’

How does that for women?

‘Watch out for your Lena Dunham?’

BigWyo on January 15, 2013 at 10:10 PM

When you have “tranches” of illegal emails, you have way too many.

PattyJ on January 15, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Ya know what is wrong with American politics? It has been decades (at least) since a corrupt politician was dragged out in the street, stripped naked, and tarred and feathered…

…I’m a proponent!….not the necked thing though!…Barney Frank!…Shiela Jackson? ..we would have to run them on a rail and they would be heavy!…can’t be puking at that time!

KOOLAID2 on January 15, 2013 at 10:14 PM

are from “one secondary official account to conduct EPA business.”

…what?…does she get an account for each chin?

KOOLAID2 on January 15, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Nancy Pelosi… down to her Tena’s…

Harry Reid… down to his sock garters…

PointnClick on January 15, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Live on CNN on the Capitol steps…

PointnClick on January 15, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Nancy Pelosi… down to her Tena’s…

Harry Reid… down to his sock garters…

PointnClick on January 15, 2013 at 10:26 PM

um…

eew.

Tim_CA on January 15, 2013 at 10:40 PM

When corporations destroy subpoenaed evidence don’t they assume the worst possible interpretation? I’m sure it doesn’t apply here, but just sayin’.

Fenris on January 15, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Horner said the EPA apparently decided it “had to produce a lot of something. Desperate to produce nothing at the same time, it came up with this.”

Surprising EPA didn’t just send Horner a copy of the Obamacare legislation… It’s not as if anyone in DC read that.

socalcon on January 15, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Is this not illegal..?

d1carter on January 15, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Yup. Makes it a requisite for the Choom Gang.

socalcon on January 15, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Dirty air brought to you by the fracking EPA!

Sherman1864 on January 16, 2013 at 1:21 AM

These emails have been tampered with. And we shall never read the ones Holder and Jackson know break the law.

pat on January 16, 2013 at 1:37 AM

There’s never a hacker (excuse me, H4x0r) around when you need one.

Lost in Jersey on January 16, 2013 at 6:53 AM