Obama thanks EPA's Jackson for service on environment

WASHINGTON Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:44am EST

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, speaks during a news conference in Rio de Janeiro June 20, 2012. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, speaks during a news conference in Rio de Janeiro June 20, 2012.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama thanked retiring Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson on Thursday for her service, praising her work on mercury pollution limits, fighting climate change, and helping set new fuel economy standards.

"Under her leadership, the EPA has taken sensible and important steps to protect the air we breathe and the water we drink," Obama said in a statement.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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jaham wrote:
Thank you for protecting the environment at the cost of domestic economic activity and employment while our global neighbors pollute the same environment we live in while absorbing the American jobs lost…sound strategy…

Dec 27, 2012 11:07am EST  --  Report as abuse
Gigimoderate wrote:
While it is hard to control what the world does, at least here in the United States of America we are moving in the right direction to ensure we have clean water, air, green forests, and a overall healthy Eco system for all life and leave a healthy environment for future generations! Thank you Ms. Jackson!

Dec 27, 2012 12:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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