EPA vows better records management amid criticism

A pair of conservative groups – the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) and the American Tradition Institute – have expanded their push for more records disclosure with a lawsuit alleging EPA had failed to comply with requests for instant messages to and from several senior officials.

The late March lawsuit follows CEI litigation that has led to release of a number of internal emails under former Administrator Jackson’s secondary federal account. Critics have also taken aim use of personal accounts at the agency.