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US EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to Leave Post After State of the Union Address

The Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson, has announced that she will be leaving the Obama administration after the President’s State of the Union Address in early 2013:

STATEMENT BY EPA ADMINISTRATOR LISA P. JACKSON ANNOUNCING HER LEAVING CABINET AFTER STATE OF UNION

Release Date: 12/27/2012 Contact Information: Alisha Johnson (NEWS MEDIA ONLY), johnson.alisha@epa.gov, 202-564-4373, 202-564-4355
WASHINGTON — I want to thank President Obama for the honor he bestowed on me and the confidence he placed in me four years ago this month when he announced my nomination as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. At the time I spoke about the need to address climate change, but also said: “There is much more on the agenda: air pollution, toxic chemicals and children’s health issues, redevelopment and waste-site cleanup issues, and justice for the communities who bear disproportionate risk.” As the President said earlier this year when he addressed EPA’s employees, “You help make sure the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat are safe. You help protect the environment not just for our children but their children. And you keep us moving toward energy independence…We have made historic progress on all these fronts.” So, I will leave the EPA confident the ship is sailing in the right direction, and ready in my own life for new challenges, time with my family and new opportunities to make a difference.

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