Obama EPA Administrator Jackson Leaving

December 27, 2012

The pre-second term exodus from the Obama administration continued Thursday with the retirement of Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson.

In a statement, Jackson said she is “confident the ship is sailing in the right direction” after nearly four years as EPA administrator, and she is looking forward to new challenges.

The Associated Press reports that “Jackson’s tenure was marked by high-profile brawls with industry and congressional Republicans over such issues a global warming pollution, the Keystone XL oil pipeline and new controls on coal-fired plants.”

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