EPA’s Jackson to resign

Jackson leaves the agency while under scrutiny from a federal lawsuit filed by the Washington-based Competitive Enterprise Institute, which claims that the administrator used an alias email account under the name “Richard Windsor.” The emails sent from the account, the organization claimed in a statement on Thursday, “relate to the war on coal Jackson was orchestrating on behalf of President Obama outside the appropriate democratic process.”

In a statement issued Thursday, CEI claims that the timing of Jackson’s announcement was not accidental.

“… Her announcement went public just days after the Justice Department agreed — as a result of a lawsuit filed by CEI — to begin producing 12,000 emails from her ‘Richard Windsor’ alias account,” the statement said.