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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RE: The EPA certainly isn't doing what is best for the U.S.
1/1/2013 12:16:36 PM
They can't. Even if they wanted to, it's a physical impossibility.
This is why the E15 thing, especially when considered with blender pumps, is so maniacally retarded.
The gas tank on a scooter frequently holds about a gallon. Many motorcycles have gas tanks that are well under 4 gallons. And if the person ahead of you bought E15 (or E85), that's what you're going to get in your scooter or motorcycle.
...which, in time, will blow up, because you've been running too much ethanol through it. And who's going to foot the bill for repairs? The manufacturer is off the hook - they specified no ethanol over 10%. Is the EPA going to pay for all these repairs, because it was their policy that guaranteed widespread engine destruction?
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