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Former EPA Head Lisa Jackson Joins Apple

Lisa Jackson, who left her post as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief earlier this year, has joined Apple as vice president for environmental initiatives, the San Jose Mercury News reported Wednesday. Dana Hull writes Jackson said in an official statement that Apple aims to remove toxins in products and use …

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EPA Head Lisa Jackson to Step Down

Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson has announced she will step down in January, according to a USA Today article. She is the first African American to serve as EPA administrator and faced tough congressional opposition from Republicans throughout her four years on the job. The chemical engineer by training …

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EPA, Commerce Partnering To Promote Environmental Exports, Jobs

The Commerce Department and the Environmental Protection Agency launched an effort Monday as part of an initiative to expand the U.S. environmental industry’s global presence. EPA recently held a Technology Market Summit, where Administrator Lisa Jackson and Commerce Secretary John Bryson detailed their agencies’ environmental technology and job creation efforts. …

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EPA Picks Environmental Mobile App Contest Winners

The Environmental Protection Agency asked the public in June to create apps that would help address one of the seven priorities EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson unveiled in January 2010. The Apps for the Environment challenge was launched from there. On Tuesday, the EPA announced the overall winner was the Light …

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Navy Tackles Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Job

In line with an executive order from President Barack Obama, military leaders in the Chesapeake Bay area are looking to do their part to help save the environment. Last week, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Gov. Martin O’Malley and other local leaders met to discuss ways to …

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EPA Continues to Address Oil Spill

The discussion about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is far from over. Today, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson will be holding a press conference at 4:30 p.m. EST along with Coast Guard Rear Adm. Mary Laundry to talk about the use of dispersants. Last Thursday, EPA …

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EPA Addresses Greenhouse Gases

After considerable research and about 450,000 public comments, the Environmental Protection Agency has established thresholds for greenhouse gases. The EPA yesterday announced a final rule to address greenhouse gases emissions. The approach will consider large facilities such as power plants and other stationary sources, which are responsible for 70 percent …

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EPA Administrator Jackson Visits Gulf Region

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is making efforts to alleviate the ongoing BP oil spill in the gulf region. Jackson is visiting this area today, Monday May 10, 2010 through tomorrow, Tuesday May 11, 2010. Jackson will be meeting with BP officials, the Coast Guard, Louisiana State University Scientists, Tulane University …

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EPA Launches New Web Tools for Clean Water

Now you can stay informed about clean water and check water violations in your own community. The Environmental Protection Agency is launching a new set of web tools to better inform citizens about Clean Water Act violations. These tools will include interactive maps and datasets listed state-by-state. According to Cynthia …

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