Why is the EPA director stepping down?
Debate over Lisa Jackson's resignation
- Duration 5:23
- Date Dec 28, 2012
Debate over Lisa Jackson's resignation
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-- new theory is emerging -- EPA administrator Lisa Jackson announces her sudden resignation.
At the end of the president's term without really saying why and while it is common certainly for cabinet members.
To move on at the end of a presidency others suggest.
There's -- different reason here having you do with some secret email addresses at the EPA was using.
In a scandal that could get a lot more public in just the next month.
-- Collins is hosting Allen comes -- show -- Alan dot com Mike Gallagher syndicated radio talk show host.
With Mike on line dot com and Fox News contribute guys good to see either what do you -- -- -- Well I mean.
All I know is listening to your lead in any time you have to say EPA and secret email addresses.
That they're sure seems to be something nefarious going on I mean I can't imagine a government official.
Or government agency.
Justifying the use of of false email addresses as I understand the story and we're trying to to learn more about it -- day by day.
There were actually dummy names phony names being used.
And and this thing you know as you said Lisa Jackson stepped down sort of inexplicably.
The president gives a vague sort of pat on the back as she goes out.
The door I mean I I'm always in this world of what would this be like if it was a Republican administration will be from from fast -- -- to Ben -- in the now that's.
And yet they you know them mainstream media likes to say and move along here -- nothing to save up in the Sunday.
But -- -- let -- -- -- big guys -- and that we've got a similar scandal you've decided the EPA with what evidence Chris.
Horner who works for the competitive enterprises -- libertarian think tank is alleging.
That this woman.
Made had a phony email address one person.
There's also this the fact that an almost all public agencies regardless of which party's in power there's a public email address for the public and there's an internal email address so they can communicate with each other -- -- -- the so called secret email address or phone email address.
This one person Chris Horner.
Who is an anti environmental guy always protesting against the use of new technologies for the by you know he doesn't wanna go to wind -- -- -- power pro coal.
Pro pipeline against the administration all these issues he is alleging.
That this one person used a false email address.
A phony name.
And did some things falsely and that name now on -- -- and make you act let's let's have some evidence -- mr.
I don't all right -- so so so humor me for a -- if reply if you find out that -- PA officials is it is one example there was a Richard somebody right named an allegation that he is that it it.
So if that's true wouldn't you think there's something nefarious going on why would Lisa Jackson and Richard Witten Marc breath and let me.
Let's find out the information first I mean you're making a global statement as though.
There's there's been -- seagate.
And we've got you know now we've got this in the past appearances if this is on -- -- with it without any impression whatsoever that that might be the case.
Well -- let's put Lisa Jackson in perspective.
On Sheen was by career choice.
Eight an environmentalist.
She became the head of the EPA.
And look we did that whole one hour documentary I went down Oklahoma talked oilman down there and they said you know she is the enemy.
Of oil and natural gas and a single handedly cost American taxpayers a lot of money.
On eight -- that may be an unfair rap I don't know what your take.
Well there's no question she's no friend of the coal industry or any of that and and and I understand Alan's point I think it's a good one let's let's see I mean there have been thirty plus thousand emails having to be turned over I think at a rate of 3000 a day or some crazy number as result of the freedom of information request so we find out that Lisa Jackson was hiding behind some phony name and some private personally -- and conducting government business.
I mean Ellen come on you I know about -- letting.
-- it is that would -- wrong and if that's the reason behind her resignation we should know if it's a wider scandal than that one person we should know but right now we don't let's find out.
Well you know she wasn't all I'm saying we're talking at length about redistribution.
Of wealth Allen won't mind though.
Seriously -- what we -- -- redistribute the wealth -- this country we have attacked within them that's always an -- more on the order -- it was -- distribute everybody's well I'd have to do with whether she resigned or -- -- resigned.
But I don't know if -- did or not but that -- -- knows what's in the email -- we didn't know that while there's it -- a phrase that I had to do with.
-- are progressive tax system I don't know what that's -- -- I -- -- I don't.
I would just love.
I just love to see transparency Greg you're right I -- all these questions I think we ought to talk about to let her entire body of work and I don't know what really is behind why so -- was a little phony email got a -- and by the way.
And let's circle around if we get those facts Alice have another conversation and you can talk about this scheduled meeting the standard of -- -- cholesterol -- -- -- thing you can always tell right might.
The wives are involved you guys here Alan you guys and sometimes you crossed the line in this clinical we are here Australian friends of mine and I I have always been but -- -- -- the only -- Allentown fifty guys say thanks thanks Greg.