The ‘Billionaire’s Club’ Behind the Green Movement

Report: Groups involved in backing green candidates and legislation may have violated tax laws, Senate Republicans claim
Tom Steyer / AP

A sprawling network of left-wing foundations, non-profit groups, and individual donors and activists may be flouting federal law in advocating an anti-fossil-fuel agenda, according to a major Senate report released on Wednesday.

EPA IG Finds No Improper Use of Private Email

Watchdog criticizes findings
AP

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials did not intentionally skirt public record laws or encourage the use of private emails, the agency’s internal watchdog reported Monday, but one transparency advocate says investigators did not look hard enough.

Former EPA Admin Lisa Jackson Hires Lawyer for Email Investigation

Jackson has used private email accounts in possible violation of FOIA law
Lisa Jackson / AP

Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson has hired a lawyer in the ongoing congressional investigation into her use of private and secret email addresses to conduct official business.

Jackson, who announced her resignation from the EPA in December amid a congressional probe, hired lawyer Barry Coburn from the D.C. firm Coburn & Greenbaum, according to a source.

Lisa Jackson Contacted Lobbyist from Private Email

Newly released emails suggest EPA administrator used home email address in addition to ‘Richard Windsor’ account
Lisa Jackson / AP

Former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson used her private email to conduct official business, including with a lobbyist, in a possible violation of federal record laws.

Richard Windsor, Model Employee

Fake EPA employee received awards from the EPA
Lisa Jackson / AP

“Richard Windsor” may have only been an alias for former Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson, but that didn’t stop him from being awarded numerous certificates for ethics and records management.

Lawsuit Filed over Gina McCarthy Text Messages

Think tank files FOIA lawsuit for texts McCarthy sent during Congressional testimony
Gina McCarthy / AP

A conservative Washington, D.C., think tank filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday to obtain text messages from EPA nominee Gina McCarthy.

GOP Boycotts McCarthy Nomination to EPA

Dems fume over delay
Gina McCarthy / AP

Republican senators on Thursday boycotted a vote to move forward the confirmation of Gina McCarthy, who has been tapped by President Barack Obama to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

More Transparency, Please

EPA secret email flap could tangle up McCarthy nomination
Gina McCarthy / AP

President Barack Obama tapped Environmental Protection Agency official Gina McCarthy to head the agency on Monday, but a widening probe into the use of secret email addresses by high-level EPA officials could slow her nomination and cause headaches for the administration.

Windsor Knot Tightens

Another EPA official using private email
Jared Blumenfeld / epa.gov

Yet another top Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official used a personal email address to conduct government business, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) disclosures reveal.