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Another snared in secret email probe, says GOP senator

A top Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official under congressional investigation for using a private email address to conduct government business is stepping down.

EPA Region 8 administrator James Martin is resigning this week, according to a press release from Sen. David Vitter (R., La.). Martin faces a congressional probe for allegedly using a private email account to circumvent disclosure requirements.

Bob Perciasepe, the current acting EPA administrator, also used a private account to send emails to other EPA officials, Vitter said his office has discovered.

“Region 8 administrator Martin is likely resigning this week in part because of the open investigation about his use of a non-official email account to conduct official business,” Vitter said. “Now we know that Lisa Jackson’s acting replacement, Bob Perciasepe, appears to have been doing the same thing to dodge the agency’s mandatory record-keeping policy.”

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» 9 Comments

  1. Corona

    February 20th, 2013

    Aw, the little shits.

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  2. metprof

    February 20th, 2013

    These assholes, Jackson included, who violated disclosure requirements should go to JAIL.

    This is a violation of the highest order against the American people.

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  3. Anonymous

    February 20th, 2013

    If those who run the EPA realize they must be deceitful in doing its business, isn’t that proof that the EPA should be terminated?

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  4. KF

    February 20th, 2013

    There’s really no new version of Newt is there?

    Just a big herd of £#%€!ing RINOs going along to get along while the country goes down the Marxist crapper.

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  5. Cynic

    February 21st, 2013

    So many people associated with this administration need to go to jail. All the screaming about Bush, but it’s really these criminals that need to be locked away.

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  6. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 21st, 2013

    One by one we’ll get rid of the EPA.

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  7. Chieftain

    February 21st, 2013

    Screaming double standard here. If a Republican administration were pulling a stunt like this there would be no end to the hue and cry in the media. This practice is directly against the law and is considered a form of fraud.

    People at EPA should be charged with felony fraud, not allowed to resign quietly.

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  8. even steven

    February 21st, 2013

    Congress needs to regain the power it has let slip away over the decades by eliminating the EPA and most other federal agencies. Our elected “representatives” have been derelict in their duties by allowing government agencies filled with overpaid, meddlesome, incompetent, unelected, power-mad bureaucrats to walk all over tax payers. It’s past time that sort of BS ends.

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