December 27, 2012

SCANDAL-PLAGUED EPA ADMINISTRATOR LISA JACKSON QUITS: “A victory for transparency.” “After years of whispers that EPA officials frequently used private email addresses, fake names and coded messages to circumvent the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA, Jackson admitted recently to using ‘Richard Windsor’ as her chosen nom de plume on a government email account. . . . Here’s why this is so significant if you believe the public’s business ought to be conducted in public: Nobody in government has ever gone to jail for violating the FOIA. Jackson isn’t going to jail, either, but at least now she won’t be running the EPA under an alias.”