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A Victory For Transparency

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Bro. Curtis, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Bro. Curtis

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    http://washingtonexaminer.com/tapsc...for-transparency/article/2516944#.UNyzYLahUeM

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    The EPA IG could hardly do otherwise. The use of private or secret emails enables high government muckety-mucks like Jackson to hide things about which they don't want the rest of us to know. But we don't need an investigation to know officials have been hiding bad things within the EPA for a very long time.
    During the Clinton years, Carol Browner (a former senatorial aide to Vice President Gore) headed the EPA. She ordered the hard drive on her government computer to be reformatted and all backup tapes destroyed, just hours after a federal judge ordered her agency to preserve all agency email records. Only hopelessly naive or blindly partisan folks took seriously Browner's doe-eyed claim that it was all just a big mistake and she certainly wasn't trying to cover up anything. Nothing to see here, so move along, folks.
    But nothing was done.
    Then, in the course of litigation initiated a few months ago by Competitive Enterprise Institute Senior Fellow Christopher Horner, an internal memo from the EPA's IT department turned up. It described the process for establishing and using secret email accounts.
    That revelation sparked trench warfare among Jackson's EPA, a federal court, at least two committees in Congress, Horner and the CEI over thousands of other internal emails and documents likely to shed additional light on the illegalities going on at the environmental agency.
    The conflict is far from over, and the odds favor some ugly revelations before any cease-fire is declared....
     
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    By whom will the next administrator be chosen, and is this really a victory?
     
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