Tuesday, June 11, 2013

EPA, Richard Windsor, FOIA, Leaks, Contractors, Activists, Timeline

11/2/2009
Certificate of Completion awarded to Richard Windsor by Office of Environmental Information for completing Online Email Records Management Training.

12/2009
Alison Taylor, a vice president for the multinational company Siemens, emails the “Richard Windsor” account 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.”
Jackson agreed. Shortly after, she sends 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 is 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.

7/28/2010
Lisa Jackson is awarded certificate in recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness.

12/23/2010
Certificate of Completion presented to Richard Windsor for 2010 No FEAR Act Training Module.

Richard Windsor awarded 2010 Certificate of Ethics.

8/22/2011
Richard Windsor receives test score report of 83% for FY11 Cybersecurity Awareness Training.

12/22/2011
Richard Windsor issued Certificate of Ethics for 2011.

6/28/2012
Richard Windsor receives test score report of 90% for the No FEAR Act.

11/5/2012
Richard Windsor awarded Certificate of Ethics for 2012

11/2012
Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute, discovers that Jackson is using a secret EPA email address under the alias “Richard Windsor.”

12/12/2012
Richard Windsor presented Certificate of Completion for 2012 NSI Annual Training

Richard Windsor presented Certificate of Completion for 2012 SCI Annual Refreshing Training.

12/13/2012
Assistant Inspector General notifies the EPA they will be conducting an audit into record keeping practices associated with the use of private email accounts by Lisa Jackson under the name of "Richard Windsor."

12/27/2012
Lisa Jackson announces that she will be stepping down as head of EPA.

2/15/2013
Lisa Jackson resigns as head of EPA.

4/9/2013
EPA acknowledges releasing personal data of private farmers and ranchers.

5/28/2013
Lisa Jackson is hired by Apple to be the company's Senior Environmental Advisor

6/4/2013
Report: EPA accused of targeting Conservative groups. The Environmental Protection Agency is accused of trying to charge conservative groups fees while largely exempting liberal groups. The fees applied to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests -- allegedly, the EPA waived them for liberal groups far more often than it did for conservative ones.

6/6/2013
Bipartisan group of 24 Senators demand answers from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on why it leaked the personal data of more than 80,000 farms and livestock facilities to environmental groups.

8/15/2013
A federal judge rules that the Environmental Protection Agency may have intentionally skirted public disclosure requirements under the Freedom of Information Act.