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February 26, 2013
In the wake of top Environmental Protection Agencyofficials using aliases and private email accounts to conduct official business, Republican senators are calling on Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe to live up to President Barack Obama’s promise to be the most transparent administration in history.
“We sincerely hope that as the current head of EPA, you will work toward fulfilling President Obama’s call for increased transparency in the operations of the federal government,” Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter and Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe wrote in a letter to Perciasepe. “Our purpose in outlining the following areas of concern is to draw your attention to the ongoing problem, which you now have the opportunity to correct.”
Reports show that two top EPA officials have been caught using private email accounts to conduct official business. In January, The Daily Caller News Foundation reported that EPA Region 8 administrator James Martin was corresponding with environmentalists using his private Apple “me.com” account.