National Review Online: The EPA’s Anti-Transparency Antics

/, EPA, Horner, Media Coverage, Transparency/National Review Online: The EPA’s Anti-Transparency Antics

by Jillian Kay Melchior
National Review Online

The Environmental Protection Agency’s anti-transparency shenanigans are as entertainingly bizarre as they are pathetic.

The agency has been stonewalling Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and counsel for the Energy and Environment Legal Institute. If you recall, Horner is the public-records expert who discovered Lisa Jackson, the former EPA head, had been furtively conducting official business under the e-mail alias of “Richard Windsor.” After that discovery, he requested more of the correspondence from the “Richard Windsor” e-mail.

That must have freaked the EPA out. Last October, the agency told Horner it had found 120,000 such records – but it refuses to release more than 100 of those documents a month. In other words, Horner won’t be getting his records for literally a century. (Keep in mind the standard response is due in 20 days.)

Read more.


2014-02-28T17:17:17+00:00February 28th, 2014|E&E Legal v. EPA, EPA, Horner, Media Coverage, Transparency|