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Lisa Jackson
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 Reuters. 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.

Source: Reuters



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By idiot77 on 12/28/2012 10:54:25 AM , Rating: 0
Oh look, a climate change denier. Dime a dozen on this site.

What's funny is they also think they're all scientists yet every global climate change denier has been thoroughly disproven. But why let 40 years of studies get in your way when you feel like you already know the answer?


By Camikazi on 12/29/2012 12:46:30 AM , Rating: 2
He wasn't denying climate change, he was letting you know that a set weather pattern for a planet is not possible. There are always changes that is why some deserts used to be jungles and some rain forests were plains long ago, climate does change and it is part of the planet, trying to stop it would do more harm than good. ANyone who has read about previous eras of this planet will see the weather patterns do not stay the same and will change as part of the way the planet works.


By Bad-Karma on 12/29/2012 1:22:18 AM , Rating: 3
You should never try to argue with an Idiot....Especially #77.


By JediJeb on 12/31/2012 2:39:29 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
What's funny is they also think they're all scientists yet every global climate change denier has been thoroughly disproven. But why let 40 years of studies get in your way when you feel like you already know the answer?


Actually what is funny is how when a valid scientific study happens to refute something in those "40 years of studies" it is immediately labeled as junk science and someone spouts off about how the "consensus of all scientists" is against it. There are many Chemist and Physicists who question if man has much or any influence on the rate of change in the climate but since we do not decide to stick Climatologist at the end of our names we get called idiots. Funny how because a Climatologist says something must be true it has to be even though it may violate the laws of physics. We who are skeptics simply do not take every report at face value, we look into the science behind it and make educated assessments of how it was performed and check to see that the data also does not violate known physical and chemical properties. If a climatologist claims his data shows that rain can fall upwards, a skeptic would ask for data to show how gravity is being overridden, while a koolaide drinker simply cheers that a new phenomenon has been proven.


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