Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Video: Christopher Horner on The Liberal War on Transparency

I spoke with Christopher Horner, author of The Liberal War on Transparency: Confessions of a Freedom of Information "Criminal", about EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson's efforts to thwart access to public records. Horner talks about the lawsuits that he and his employer, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), have filed because the EPA has not been responsive to their Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

Horner has alleged that Lisa Jackson is using "alias" email addresses including one under the name "Richard Windsor". I ask him about the evidence he has to show that--two senior EPA employees are his sources.

Jackson has called Horner's FOIA requests "criminal". I ask Horner about that. We also discuss what Horner describes as "cyber bonfires". He alleges that the EPA has engaged in policies and practices that have led to the destruction of public records. He details some examples during this interview and refers to his recently released book, The Liberal War on Transparency, for additional examples.

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