Gallery: EPA Chief and Fierce Defender of the Environment Lisa Jackson ...


One of the most strident defenders of the environment in President Obama’s administration, Lisa Jackson, announced yesterday that she will be resigning from her post as chief of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Her tenure was marked by great successes in enacting stricter standards on mercury pollution, coal-fired power plants and fuel efficiency for cars. But these victories were secured through fierce battles with Republicans in Congress who opposed tighter environmental regulations and, no doubt, will be happy to see her go.

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