Busting the EPA's secret government

Thomas Lifson
Something is rotten in the EPA, and Christopher Horner is the man exposing it. For reasons undisclosed, the agency with vast discretionary power over the minutiae of operating a business in the United States has chosen to violate the law and engage in undisclosed secret communications, in utter violation of transparency laws.  Stephen Dinen of the Washington Times reports on Horner's latest move, an unprecedented suit demanding disclosure of instant messages: Top Environmental Protection Agency officials used computer instant messages to try to circumvent open-records laws, according to a lawsuit filed by a researcher who has been hounding the agency to comply with the law. Christopher C. Horner, the researcher who earlier uncovered that EPA officials were using private email addresses to conduct official business, said that in going over some of those earlier records he discovered that the agency was using instant messages, too. He is now suing to get a look at those records,...(Read Full Post)

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