The Environmental Protection Agency is blocking the release of key information around an alias email account used by its previous secretary by inappropriately applying a Freedom of Information Act exemption, three Republican lawmakers say.
Pressure from Congress and independent watchdogs continues to mount on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to explain why she maintained a secret email address under the alias “Richard Windsor.”
The House Energy and Commerce Committee is pressing the Environmental Protection Agency for answers on the use of secret email addresses by agency administrator Lisa Jackson and other top EPA officials.
One Environmental Protection Agency employee had his salary decreased and was reassigned “due to involvement in a telephone calling scheme” involving prison inmates, another was fired but is likely receiving a federal pension.
Once heralded as the key to kicking America’s foreign oil addiction by Republicans and Democrats alike, ethanol’s political fortunes have faded and the industry’s future is unclear amid a growing chorus of critics.
The Environmental Protection Agency announced that BP is temporarily ineligible from receiving future contracts with the federal government, according to Bloomberg.
Government watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) called for an investigation Tuesday into the alleged use of secret email addresses by top Environmental Protection Agency officials, adding another voice to the growing chorus demanding answers from the federal agency.
Republican members of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology called for an investigation into the alleged use of secret email addresses by top Obama administration officials including Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, in letters released Friday.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied requests from several Republican and Democratic governors Friday to waive its requirements for corn-based ethanol production.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) failed to meet its deadline Tuesday to decide on whether or not to issue waivers for its Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) requirement.