As a guy who has dedicated a significant part of his life to uncovering environmental scams, naming this year’s Truth Teller is a no-brainer for me. The winner is the man who just brought down the head of Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency: Christopher Horner.
Chris is a skilled lawyer and senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. About a decade ago he wrote, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming, which caused liberal heads to explode. This year he penned, The Liberal War on Transparancy, a book detailing how the Obama administration’s claim of being “the most transparaent” in history is pure hog washed propaganda.
In his book Horner specifically reveals how the EPA’s adminisrator, Lisa Jackson, was conducting official business utilizing a non-government email account under the alias “Richard Windsor.” That’s a big no-no.
“That is just one of the alias names used by Obama’s radical EPA chief to keep her emails from those who ask for it,” Horner told me.
Horner’s investigation soon got the attention of Congress. “Two full committees and one investigative subcommittee of the House of Representatives have asked several federal agencies, including EPA and the White House,” Horner said in a press release, adding that the Department of Justice acknowledged “12,000 emails from Lisa Jackson’s ‘secondary’ email account that discuss the Obama administration’s war on coal, in response to litigation we have filed over this practice.”
Apparently the revelation of this scandal got to Jackson as she quietly resigned just after Christmas. In a statement she said, “So, I will leave the EPA confident the ship is sailing in the right direction, and ready in my own life for new challenges, time with my family and new opportunities to make a difference.”
Whenever they unexpectedly resign from a high level government post to spend “time with my family,” you know there’s more to the story.
“Life’s full of coincidences, but this is too many,” Competitive Enterprise Institute Senior Fellow Chris Horner told FoxNews.com. “She had no choice.”
Chris Horner, Truth Teller of the Year, will be on my radio show Wednesday morning to discuss this fascinating story.