EPA Officials Are Not Guilty of Email Abuse: Report
EPA employees did not receive sufficient training or guidance from the organization on how to handle emails, according to an inspector general’s report released Monday. The report blames
the agency not the former officials for using private email accounts to conduct official business. Investigators spoke with top-level employees and determined that these people were not set out
to dupe the public.
"EPA senior officials indicated that they were aware of the agency records management policies and, based only on discussions with these senior officials, [our office] found no evidence that these individuals had used private or alias email to circumvent federal record keeping responsibilities," read the report.