Syndicate Accomplice Forced to Resign
Lisa Jackson, Director of the Environmental Protection Agency has (finally) resigned. She will leave the EPA after the forthcoming State of the Union address.
The official reason is to spend more time with her family. But the actual reason is that in the next few weeks a lawyer that sued the EPA under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is to release emails proving Director Jackson was an accomplice in yet another scam on the American people.
The agency did not offer an explanation. But Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said the scrutiny over the alias emails is clearly a factor. "Life's full of coincidences, but this is too many. She had no choice."
Horner and CEI earlier this year had sued the EPA for documents pertaining to Jackson's use of alias email accounts. She was said to operate under the name "Richard Windsor" -- the use of those accounts has since drawn the scrutiny of Republican members of Congress, as well as triggered an audit by the EPA inspector general.
According to court documents, the EPA -- represented by the Justice Department -- two weeks ago agreed to release as many as 12,000 emails pertaining to the CEI request beginning by Jan. 14, at a rate of 3,000 documents per month. The court accepted the schedule last week.
As to Marco Island and its metastasized syndicate, Director Jackson was named in another FOIA lawsuit when the City of Marco Island committed environmental crimes by violating the Clean Water Act (pumping toxic effluent into Gulf of Mexico) and the Clean Air Act (crushing and burying asbestos). In this case the EPA under Director Jackson obfuscated long enough for the crimes to be things of the past – you know, long enough so the city councilors and the city manager and the city public works director and the bizarrely named “environmental specialist” could sound believable when they repeated ad nausea “I don’t recall.” And it wasn’t until the EPA agreed to settle the case as it was moving to trial in federal court that the EPA released the documents proving that the crimes were in fact committed by the City of Marco Island.
In the case Sanchez vs. EPA, the U.S. Attorney defending the EPA, as well as EPA attorneys, admitted that Director Jackson had in fact received approximately twenty (20) faxes alerting her that the City of Marco Island was contaminating the air and polluting the water – both acts causing harm to people. Yet Director Jackson refused to engage the EPA to stop the crimes. Ergo she became an accomplice.
The Marco Island city councilors boasted of their chummy good ol’ boy relationship with then-Governor Crist. The very same city councilors often spewed in public how Crist would do “whatever it takes” to ensure that the city installed sewer lines – now obviously even if it harmed people and the environment. How can we forget how the de novus democrat Crist fawned and groveled over friend-of-Jackson Obama. We also now know that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) repeatedly looked the other way when asbestos was flying and hydrogen sulfide was poisoning the water and sickening people. And how can we forget how they had the Collier County judges make questionable rulings against the citizenry and environment.
As Mr. Horner just stated, “Life's full of coincidences, but this is too many.”
The incestuous nature of corrupt politics takes time to be exposed albeit with insufficient retribution for the harm to the citizens and to environment.