EPA Chief Lisa Jackson to Step Down
December 28, 2012 9:31 AM
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A list of potential replacements is already circulating
The head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Lisa Jackson, has announced this week that she will step down from her position. The move comes after Jackson has fought hard against Washington politicians and lobbyists.
Jackson fought significant pushback from Republican lawmakers opposed to her efforts to fight climate change reports
. She was also brought in front of Congress for multiple hearings during her tenure, and even fought dissension within the EPA.
President Obama thanked Jackson for her service and praised her work on several causes including assistance in setting up new
fuel economy standards
in the United States.
"Under her leadership, the EPA has taken sensible and important steps to protect the air we breathe and the water we drink," Obama said in a statement.
Jackson said in a statement she was "confident the (EPA) ship is sailing in the right direction."
Jackson is expected to step down from her cabinet position after President Obama delivers his State of the Union address in early 2013.
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12/28/2012 10:50:43 AM
It's about d--n time! The EPA is killing this nation with ridiculous overbearing regulations. Let's get someone in there that 1) knows what their doing and 2) has some basic common sense.
RE: Lisa Jackson
12/28/2012 3:46:48 PM
The EPA has a lot of support from fellow greens who have no clue as to the costs of their passion for perfection.
The local Sierra Club pushed EPA (and got)for regulations to yet again reduce phosphorus and nitrogen from sewage.
The regulations require the retrofit of $10,000 PER CITIZEN of capital to sewage plants and a permanent doubling of sewage treatment costs for chemical binding agents.
The municipalities raised sewage rates drastically to cover the costs.
The Sierra Club was then upset that the rates had increased.
Not a clue.
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