by Dean Chambers
Another Obama administration agency has been caught using private e-mails to conduct government business, much like Hillary Clinton had done as Secretary of State. After obtaining documents via Freedom of Information Act request, the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) reported how U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) circumvented federal law by conducting official business on private e-mail servers with ‘green’ interest groups and “industry validator” lobbyists to write rules and regulations.
Michael J. Bradley, who as president and founder of a for-profit energy consulting firm was representing a number of corporate and ‘green’ energy advocates, sent an e-mail to Joe Goffman, senior counsel in the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. In that e-mail, Bradley wrote, “Joe, Would you please send this email to Gina [McCarthy, EPA Administrator] for me? I would have sent it to her directly with a cc to you but I don’t have a private email address for her and would prefer to not use an office email address.”