EPA released the first round of Jackson’s emails on Monday in response to a lawsuit filed by the Competitive Enterprise Institute that concerned Jackson’s use of an “alias” email account — under the name “Richard Windsor” — to conceal her communications from public disclosure.
The suit sought access to messages from Jackson’s alternate email account using the terms “coal,” “climate,” “endanger,” or “MACT”.
Though some reports say that Jackson over differences with Obama Administration with regards to the Keystone Pipeline, Sen. Vitter says that scrutiny over Jackson’s use of an “alias” email account most likely spurred her resignation.
“I think this email issue clearly spurred Lisa Jackson’s resignation,” Vitter said. “But it’s much broader than her. It’s about a culture of hiding an extreme agenda from Americans because it can’t be sustained in public debate. I’ll fight aggressively to end these practices, which I fear are very widespread.”
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