From Lisa Jackson’s written testimony for today’s 9am hearing:
I’d like to address the naming of my second account. I suggested that we label the second account “adminjackson” or something similar with my name or title in it. But career staffers recommended using a full name, since the e-mail address database was publicly available and searchable. People looking to have unimpeded access or a faster way to reach the Administrator would be searching for a secondary address, so I was advised against anything obvious. My husband and sons were still living in East Windsor, New Jersey, and our family dog’s name is Ricky. So, with tongue in cheek, I named my account Windsor-DOT-Richard at EPA-DOT-gov. Regardless of the choice of name, the account was for official business and subject to the Freedom of Information Act. There was a learning curve for me on who should have access to the second account. I eventually decided that the account should be primarily for my senior staff and White House staff. EPA has released thousands of e-mails from this account. I used it every day to do my job more effectively.