US EPA head Jackson says to step down

WASHINGTON Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:33am EST

WASHINGTON Dec 27 (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency head Lisa Jackson said on Thursday she will be leaving the Obama administration.

"I will leave the EPA confident the ship is sailing in the right direction, and ready in my own life for new challenges, time with my family and new opportunities to make a difference," Jackson said in a statement.

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