AGRIBUSINESS: EPA Administrator To Step Down

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The Environmental Protection Agency announced yesterday Lisa Jackson will resign from her position shortly after President Obama’s State of the Union address next month. During her tenure - Jackson has pushed through the most sweeping curbs on air pollution in the past 20-years - including limits on emissions from coal-fired power plants and the dumping of mining waste into streams and rivers near mines.

Jackson thanks President Obama for his confidence in her for the job of EPA Administrator - and she says she will leave the EPA confident the ship is sailing in the right direction. She is excited and ready for her own life challenges with her family and new opportunities to make a difference.