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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Jackson to Step Down

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced that she will be stepping down from her role after the State of the Union address.

Under Jackson’s leadership, the EPA established:

*Landmark Protections from Toxic Mercury
*Historic Fuel Efficiency Standards for Cars and Light Trucks
*Critical Air Quality Protections against Sulfur Dioxide and Soot Pollution

In response, Michael Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director, issued the following statement:

“On behalf of the Sierra Club and our 2.1 million members and supporters, I want to express our deep gratitude to Administrator Lisa Jackson for her service to Americans who care about clean air, clean
water and healthy kids.

“In her four years as EPA Administrator, Lisa has been a steadfast advocate for clean air, clean water, a stable climate and public health - often in the face of very vocal and forceful detractors. With her leadership, our country has made a big down payment on its goals to reduce carbon pollution. Millions of Americans will breathe easier and have access to safe, clean water. We thank Lisa for her work and wish her the very best.”


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The Sierra Club is the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the United States. It was founded on May 28, 1892 in San Francisco, California by the well-known conservationist and preservationist John Muir, who became its first president. The Sierra Club has hundreds of thousands of members in chapters located throughout the US, and is affiliated with Sierra Club Canada.

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