Lisa Jackson said she will step down as head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency after four years during which she led the first efforts to curb carbon- dioxide emissions to combat global-warming risks.
Lisa Jackson’s exit as head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency leaves her successor to combat global warming and set rules for hydraulic fracturing over the objections of businesses and Republican lawmakers.
Gina McCarthy, President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, vowed “common sense” steps to tackle climate change, and said those actions can be taken without undermining the economy.
City officials from around the world will be able to share their waste, sewage and storm water programs on a new website set up by the U.S. and Brazil, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson said.
Lisa Jackson, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, turned down a request from lawmakers to testify about the agency’s decision to withdraw Arch Coal Inc.’s permit for a mountaintop mine in West Virginia.
Lisa Jackson, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, said efforts to limit her powers are “unprecedented” and pledged that rules aimed at coal-powered power plants won’t harm electric reliability.
BP Plc will be ordered by the U.S. to immediately reduce the amount of dispersant chemicals used to break up oil from a spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson said.
The Environmental Protection Agency pledged not to enforce its pollution standards on boilers until a reconsidered rule is issued this year, even after a court said the regulations should be put in place.