The life and times of Richard Windsor, alter ego of erstwhile EPA chief

posted at 3:21 pm on February 15, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Hey, remember — oh, I don’t know — yesterday, when President Obama munificently reminded us that his administration is in fact, as promised, The Most Transparent Administration, Evah?

Lolz.

Outgoing EPA chief Lisa Jackson bid farewell to her administrative duties yesterday, but we’re still trying to figure out the exact nature of her longtime e-mail alias for internal EPA business, one Richard Windsor. Last year, we learned that Jackson had been using this .gov alias to conduct business on behalf of her extremely zealous and costly regulation-happy independent agency, and the Competitive Enterprise Institute is still waiting for the fulfillment of their Freedom of Information Act request and subsequent lawsuit. The Daily Caller has the word from CEI, waiting to see if the EPA will comply with today’s deadline for releasing the next tranche of e-mails:

If today’s delivery of emails from the EPA is anything like the tranche CEI received in January, it will not provide any valuable information about how Jackson employed her Richard Windsor email account. Indeed, the delivery we received in January — 2,100 emails total, significantly shy of the promised 3,000 — consisted entirely of Google news alerts and press clippings.

When asked why 2,100 emails satisfied the EPA’s promise to process “approximately 3,000 emails” per month from the false-identity account, the Department of Justice informed CEI that they had withheld the other 900. In full. Not one word released, not even the factual information — such as To and From fields — that all agencies must release of all but the most highly classified public records.

Hmm — I wonder what possible point and purpose an alias e-mail account might have served for a high-profile environmental administrator responsible for waging costly regulatory warfare against energy forms not within the realm of Obama’s political favor? And if she really has nothing to hide, why wouldn’t you just turn over all of the e-mails in the first place?

I’ll post an update if/when it comes, but I have serious doubts in my mind that the EPA will reveal anything that they’ve predetermined could be damning to their rep before they feel like it — they are part of the Obama administration, after all. They do what they want.


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Unbelievable, truly a criminal offense and may much of the media burn for their indifference.

By the way this is also a good time to say “What if this was the Bush admin?”

rob verdi on February 15, 2013 at 3:23 PM

She and Corzine should be bound together and shot at sunrise.

tom daschle concerned on February 15, 2013 at 3:30 PM

I will repeat again – any Republican who get TV time with alphabet soup networks *must* attack the media. they *are* the enemy – not Democrats, not Obama, but the media who tirelessly fellates them. Get some training from Gingrich while the old moonbase-loving fart is still around.

Archivarix on February 15, 2013 at 3:32 PM

She and Corzine should be bound together and shot at sunrise.

tom daschle concerned on February 15, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Can I pull the trigger? From NJ…I deserve to.

NJ Red on February 15, 2013 at 3:34 PM

One reason people use a nom de plume is to hide their own power. And the EPA head has a lot of power to hide.

Paul-Cincy on February 15, 2013 at 3:35 PM

It’s getting hard to keep track of all the criminality, incompetence and dictatorial policies the media ignores in this administration. They’re no more news organizations than a car full of circus clowns.

RadClown on February 15, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Laws? We don’t need no stinkin’ laws!

sharrukin on February 15, 2013 at 3:37 PM

She and Corzine should be bound together and shot at sunrise.

tom daschle concerned on February 15, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Can I pull the trigger? From NJ…I deserve to.

NJ Red on February 15, 2013 at 3:34 PM

We live in a country where the Fox’s now guard the Henhouse. those in power are corrupt beyond beliefs and will allow nothing to change that situation. Black is white and white is black, Day is night and night is day.

SWalker on February 15, 2013 at 3:37 PM

What difference does it make!
-HC

RedManBlueState on February 15, 2013 at 3:37 PM

There won’t be a peep about this in the media…we know that.

Hopefully the GOP will have the stones to filibuster a new nominee to head EPA until all of the emails have been released.

weaselyone on February 15, 2013 at 3:38 PM

So what? Oba-mao can do anything he damn well pleases…. the GOP doesn’t have the balls to do anything about it. They all ought to be indicted and sent to prison. And we have four more years of this to tolerate. God Save America.

ultracon on February 15, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Now, why would she need a nom de plume nom de guerre?

FIFY

Ace ODale on February 15, 2013 at 3:44 PM

http://www.wattsupwiththat.com

They too are keeping watch.

They are few, but we are the many and if we stay true, we, freedom, truth, the constitution and the American way will live on.

Just stay true, do not fall into the evil ways of the commie Democrats.

Truth, Honor , Country.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 15, 2013 at 3:44 PM

They all ought to be indicted and sent to prison. And we have four more years of this to tolerate. God Save America.

ultracon on February 15, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Works for me.

SWalker on February 15, 2013 at 3:47 PM

We fully expect her to be charged with something for her illegal act.

Amazingoly on February 15, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Richard Windsor? Sounds like a white guy, huh?

Punchenko on February 15, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Richard Windsor? Sounds like a white guy, huh?

Punchenko on February 15, 2013 at 3:59 PM

I was thinking the same damned thing!

bernzright777 on February 15, 2013 at 4:06 PM

O/T: Try to catch up what the State Dept. spokesperson is saying in a plea to Congress not to let sequestration kick in:

- We won’t be able to send foreign aid to the middle east!!!
- We won’t be able to protect our personnel abroad!!!
- We won’t be able to do our job!!!

So, “we won’t be able to send money to the people that hates us, “we won’t be able to do what Stevens beg us to do last year”, and we “won’t be able to continue the poor job we have been doing so far” are their arguments for not letting sequestration kick in.

I would laugh is this wasn’t so sad.

ptcamn on February 15, 2013 at 4:07 PM

the Department of Justice informed

…there is no such department anymore!

KOOLAID2 on February 15, 2013 at 4:07 PM

Wow, what a story. I’m sure the press will have a field day with this one. Incredible embarrassment to the President and the party.

Hahahaha. Only when a Republican is in the WH!

MTF on February 15, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Looks like being a radical liberal working in the Owebama administration has it’s perks.

antipc on February 15, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Why isn’t she being charged with a crime? A city employee doing any significant city business under an alias would be arrested.

DanMan on February 15, 2013 at 4:23 PM

A little about the origin of the name

Windsor was involved in an environmental case documented in Don Corace’s Government Pirates: The Assault on Private Property Rights–and How We Can Fight It.

During the trial, Ocie and his son were painted as dangerous criminals who ignored the goverment’s cease-and-desist orders and knowingly polluted the nation’s waters. Richard Windsor, an assistant general counsel for the DEP. even compared Ocie to Humpty-Dumpty who was known for creating his own version of reality. (pp 138-139)

Ocie Mills and his son, Casey, served terms in federal prison. In 1993 while trying to have the federal conviction removed from their records, a federal judge ruled that Ocie’s property was “probably never a wetland for the purposes of the Clean Water Act.” (Ibid. p 140).

In 1996 one of the jurors, Quentin Wise, contacted Ocie. The juror alleged that Ocie was railroaded:

…the jury foreman, Thomas J. Smith, had told jurors during the trial that his sons worked for the DEP, that he had learned that Ocie had threatened officers with a gun in the past, and portrayed him as a terrible polluter. Wise confessed that he and the other jurors had been intimidated by Smith and that they had agreed to convict Ocie and his son. (Ibid. pp 140-141.)

In short, the deceased Richard Windsor is a hero of enviro-fascists everywhere.

http://www.rebootcongress.net/2012/11/Spin-Cycle-on-Overdrive-EPA-Launders-Fingerprints-of-Public-Officials-with-Richard-Windsor-Account.html

agmartin on February 15, 2013 at 5:10 PM

Because liberals would come after her.

That she would take on the context of a White male should raise some question.

Does she revile White men that much?

Maybe she just wanted Richard Windsor to be the victim.

Speakup on February 15, 2013 at 5:33 PM

As I always say, “Laws are for suckers!”

HoosierStateofMind on February 15, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Don’t hold your breath waiting.

GarandFan on February 15, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Batman and Superman had secret identities.

IlikedAUH2O on February 17, 2013 at 7:51 AM

“Batman and Superman had secret identities.”
If I ran around town in tights & booties, I’d damn sure have secret identity.

Sandbar on February 17, 2013 at 9:44 AM