Just more of that infamous “transparency” from Team Obama.
Yet another top Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official used a personal email address to conduct government business, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) disclosures reveal.
EPA Region 9 administrator Jared Blumenfeld used his personal Comcast email account to send a news article to former EPA administrator Lisa Jackson’s secret “Richard Windsor” email account.
The email was discovered within a tranche of thousands of emails from Jackson’s alias email account disclosed by the EPA earlier this month in response to a FOIA request by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI).
Several congressional committees and watchdog groups say Jackson’s secret “Richard Windsor” account may violate federal records law and runs contrary to the spirit of open government.
“Here we see yet another example of using personal emails for official business,” said Sen. David Vitter (R., La.). “The EPA instructs its employees to ‘not use any outside e-mail account to conduct official Agency business,’ but we keep seeing top EPA officials who must be attempting to dodge the agency’s mandatory recordkeeping policy,”