This is not "irrelevant". Lisa Jackson is the protege' of avowed "socialist" former EPA Commissioner and White House environmental advisor Carol Browner. Did Jackson fool Shell Oil (assuming the scholarship is a confirmed fact) into thinking that she was a moderate, open-minded individual? If so, they got "took", big time.
Anyone associated with Browner, Hansen, Chu, etc. is suspect, for many reasons and should have been deeply investigated by the FBI and Congress.