Lisa P. Jackson resigns as EPA administrator

Lisa P. Jackson is stepping down as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She informed the EPA staff of her decision on Dec. 27 and issued a statement saying that she was confident “the ship is sailing in the right direction,” according to The New York Times.

Jackson served a four-year tenure with the EPA. Although a new administrator has not yet been named, it is expected that Robert Perciasepe, the EPA deputy administrator, will take over at least temporarily. Gina McCarthy, EPA assistant administrator for the office of air and radiation, is also being considered as a replacement. 

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