Jackson leaves EPA to mixed reviews

A hero to the environmental movement and a constant thorn in the sides of Republicans and the energy sector, outgoing Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson presided over one of the most controversial and dramatic periods in the agency’s history.

She made her mark by helping craft new automobile fuel standards, imposing a ban on new coal-fired power plants, and being among the loudest in calling for action to combat climate change.

But Ms. Jackson, who announced her resignation Thursday after four years at the helm of the EPA, also sustained several legal defeats and embarrassments during her tenure. Among Republicans and many in the fossil-fuels industry, she has dragged the agency’s scientific credibility to an all-time low after failed attempts to tie hydraulic fracturing to water contamination in Texas, Wyoming and Pennsylvania.

She also is departing as the EPA and two House committees investigate her use of secret email accounts.

Less than a year ago, one of Ms. Jackson’s top deputies, Al Armendariz, was forced to resign after promising to “crucify” oil and gas companies in order to set an example for the rest of the industry.

Read More at The Washington Times . By Ben Wolfgang.

Comments

  1. in the navy we knew that if we did not like what we were doing, the powers that be could find something worse for us to do,
    Jackson's replacement could be even worse

  2. It is well past time for her to leave. women have no place in government.
    women distroy more than they do good for people. women have distroyed more good men
    looking back tru history. and now women are bringing down AMERICA. and worse yet
    the MEN will not stand up and say enough and do what is right for the freedoms of this country.
    not all women their is a few not many who are for the freedom and the constitution. they
    are the ones with faith in GOD, FAMILY, GOD IN SCHOOL & COURTS, marriage between one man and one woman. women like lisa jackson was all about what she wanted to do or she was a puppet for
    some one not what was good for the country. Or for the freedom she has in this country.
    GOD BLESS YOU ALL

  3. She should be brought before a civilian court and convicted to 20 years of hard labor.

  4. the Wicked Witch of Socialism has cost TRILLIONS to be WASTED on her and ole barry's hare brained Schemes!!

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