BlueGreen Alliance

Good Jobs, Clean Environment, Green Economy

Dec 27 2012

BlueGreen Alliance Statement on Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson’s Decision to Step Down

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACTS:
Erin Bzymek, 202-706-6916, erinb@bluegreenalliance.org

 

WASHINGTON, DC (December 27, 2012) BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director David Foster today released the following statement after the announcement that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson plans to step down early next year. 

“During her time at EPA, Administrator Jackson has always been a willing and sincere partner and a tireless advocate for a better, cleaner environment for everyone. Under her leadership, she has championed environmental justice, cleaner air and water, safer chemicals and raised awareness about the effects of climate change.

“Her steadfast leadership elevated vitally important issues like climate change by issuing the proposed Carbon Pollution Standard, limiting the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from future power plants. She was key in negotiating the highest vehicle fuel economy standards in a generation. Administrator Jackson made reforming the Toxics Substances Control Act a priority, recognizing the link between safer chemicals and less asthma and cancer. With gratitude and congratulations for her work toward a cleaner and healthier environment and greener economy, we wish her the best for her next endeavor.” 

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The BlueGreen Alliance is a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations dedicated to expanding the number and quality of jobs in the clean economy. Launched in 2006, the strategic partnership now brings together major U.S. labor unions and America's most influential environmental organizations and unites more than 15 million members and supporters in pursuit of good jobs, a clean environment and a green economy. Visit www.bluegreenalliance.org.