Conservative groups sue for EPA officials’ instant messages

Two conservative groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency for instant- message records for several top officials, including former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s “Richard Windsor” account and Gina McCarthy, President Obama’s choice to succeed Jackson.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute and the American Tradition Institute have sued for IM chats from Jackson’s “Windsor” account related to Obama administration’s “war on coal,” which the groups say should have been part of the electronic records requests that forced EPA to release the Windsor emails.