Tagged: Lisa Jackson

VIDEO: New EPA Mercury Rules And Air Toxics Standards Are A Big Deal

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This is a major victory for the Environmental Protection Agency, environmentalists, President Obama, and all people who enjoy breathing clean air. According to grist.org, “Finally controlling mercury and toxics will be an advance on par with getting lead out of gasoline.” Considering this political climate and the amount of heavy opposition the EPA has been getting this is quite a feat and great news during the holiday season. Continue reading

VIDEO: USEPA Administrator Lisa Jackson On Earth Day

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Letterman: Are you [the EPA] concerned with climate change? That doesn’t come under your heading or does it?

Jackson: Oh Absolutely we’re concerned with climate change. Absolutely.

Letterman: And there’s nothing we can do about that really is there? [laughter]

Jackson: I personally don’t think it’s hopeless. I think we need to move. I think we need to act.

Letterman: It’s hopeless. Absolutely. When you see the president tell him I said, it’s hopeless. [laughter]

Here’s 3 videos featuring the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa P. Jackson for Earth Day. Continue reading

EPA Administrator Testifies Before House Republicans, Defends Clean Air Act

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Photo Credit: Dori, Smokestacks, in Champaign, Illinois

Eighteen of America’s leading scientific societies have written that multiple lines of evidence show humans are changing the climate, that contrary assertions are inconsistent with an objective assessment of the vast body of peer-reviewed science, and that ongoing climate change will have broad impacts on society, including the global economy and the environment.

Chairman Upton’s bill would, in its own words, repeal that scientific finding. Politicians overruling scientists on a scientific question– that would become part of this Committee’s legacy. -EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson

EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson testified before the House energy subcommittee under Republican rule on Wednesday. Continue reading

Lisa It’s Your Birthday, Happy Birthday Lisa P. Jackson, Head Of the Environmental Protection Agency

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Photo Credit: usepagov (2010) -EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson observing vessel and boom clean up operations on Grand Isle, Louisiana

Today, February 8th, Lisa P. Jackson’s birthday. Jackson is the first African-American to serve as Head Environmental Protection Agency Administrator. She has made it a priority to focus on vulnerable groups including children, the elderly, and low-income communities that are particularly susceptible to environmental and health threats. Continue reading