Lisa Jackson Used Home Email to Communicate with Special Interest Groups

By Tom Borelli

New revelations show former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson was using her home email account to conduct EPA business.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, Jackson asked a lobbyist from Siemens, a company with business interests in green energy and climate change, to contact her through her home email address.

Jackson’s use of her home email address could be a violation of federal law.

Alison Taylor, a vice president for the multinational company Siemens, emailed Jackson’s “Richard Windsor” account in December 2009 asking if Jackson “might be able to spare a few minutes to meet with Siemens’ global sustainability officer (who is my boss) Barbara Kux.”

“She’d like to meet you and to express her support for your good work on climate,” Taylor wrote.

Jackson agreed. Shortly after, she sent a second email: “P.S. Can you use my home email rather than this one when you need to contact me directly? Tx, Lisa.”

At the time, Taylor was a lobbyist for Siemens. Siemens spent more than $5 million lobbying the federal government, including the EPA, in 2009, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Jackson also used her home email address to communicate with an executive with the Sierra Club – a radical environmental organization that has a significant effort to ban the use of coal.

The discovery of Jackson’s maneuvers to avoid transparency is a result of the excellent work by Chris Horner at the Competitive Enterprise Institute who filed a series of Freedom of Information Act requests.

Jackson’s use of her home email address to work with big business and activist groups exposes the radical agenda of the former EPA Administrator.

It’s another example of how special interest groups coordinate their efforts with government officials to influence regulations beyond the reach of citizens.