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Obama Can and Must Act Now on Chemical Plant Safety

David Halperin | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green
David Halperin

High-priced lobbyists for the Koch brothers and other chemical plant owners have for decades prevented effective action on Capitol Hill to make these plants safer from attack or accident. But President Obama has the power to make that happen.

Former EPA Chief To Join Apple

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green

Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson will be joining Apple, CEO Tim Cook announced Tuesday. The news came at All Things D...

Outgoing EPA Chief Convinced Obama Serious On Climate Change

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2013 | Green

(Corrects paragraph 27 to show Jackson drove her mother's sister, not her own sister, out of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina) By...

Lisa Jackson's Departure and the Irrelevance of the EPA to the Obama Team

Steven Cohen | Posted 03.04.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

This country, in some ways symbolized by the EPA itself, seems stuck in a time warp. In our political culture and media the commies are still fighting the capitalists and the greens are still fighting the growth and jobs crowd.

Colbert To EPA Head: 'Why Do You Hate Jobs?'

Posted 07.23.2012 | Green

Last Thursday night, EPA administrator Lisa Jackson made an appearance on Comedy Central’s "The Colbert Report” to discuss job creation, the impor...

New York Times Calls on Lisa Jackson to Tackle "the Risk From Chemical Plants"

Kevin Grandia | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green
Kevin Grandia

The New York Times today called on EPA administrator Lisa Jackson to use her authority under the Clean Air Act to require dangerous chemical facilities to use safer processes, instead of storing large quantities of poison gases.

Inhofe, EPA Head Share Unlikely Alliance

Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), a longtime foe of the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to cap carbon dioxide emissions, praised the agency's Adm...

Celebrating Energy Star: 20 Years of Partnership, Promise, and Progress

Lisa P. Jackson | Posted 05.15.2012 | Green
Lisa P. Jackson

Twenty years in, we still have a bold vision, one in which the Energy Star program helps millions of people -- in the U.S. and around the world -- save money, protect their health and the environment, and strengthen an economy that's built to last.

WATCH: EPA Chief 'Frustrated' Environment Becoming A Partisan Issue

Posted 11.21.2011 | Green

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is frustrated with how the environment is becoming an issue "that is more and more partisan." Speaking with energyN...

Emboldened by Students Taking Action

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 12.31.2011 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

Yesterday, I had the great privilege of joining 30 youth clean energy leaders when they met with Environmental Protection Agency chief Lisa Jackson at Howard University in Washington, DC.

Of Bridges and Boathouses: Mayor Emanuel's Chicago River Investment

Henry Henderson | Posted 11.29.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The mayor's announcement was a strong, public down payment on the vision of transforming the Chicago River into a clean, safe, and usable "backyard" for Chicago.

American Public: 1, Polluters: 0

Michael Brune | Posted 09.10.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Yesterday, the EPA met this sentiment with action by announcing the first of a series of air pollution regulations that will be rolled out during the next few months.

The EPA Steps Up for Appalachia

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Today's recommended veto of the Spruce Mine permit shows that the Obama administration is adhering to science and the rule of law and is listening to the people of Appalachia.

Toxic Ballet

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Senator Graham, after visiting the tar sand pits in Alberta, Canada, hailed the toxic mines, the source of the world's dirtiest fuel, as "an industrial ballet," adding that the project "really blends with the natural habitat." Huh?

Reclaiming Open Spaces in Our Urban Landscape

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

President Obama launched the America's Great Outdoors Initiative to develop a conservation and recreation agenda that would use community-based soluti...

A New Chapter for the LA River

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

There was a time when the Los Angeles River ran freely along a flooded plain, and the lands surrounding it were lush and fertile. Now the river is barricaded by concrete. It doesn't have to be this way.

BPA Spin: That's What Persists and Accumulates

Richard Wiles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Wiles

When Lisa Jackson put bisphenol-A (BPA) on the agency's most wanted list, the American Chemistry Council went into full scramble mode. The strategy: talk about what BPA isn't.

EPA Chief Lisa Jackson Cancels Fundraising Appearance

Politico | MAGGIE HABERMAN & BEN SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson, scheduled to headline a fundraiser for Senate Democrats next week in Manhattan, cancelled ...

OMB puts its thumb on the scale against the environment

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The Office of Management and Budget's effort runs counter to the administration's strong and positive agenda on energy efficiency, renewable energy and the environment in general.

Climate debate heads into "Murky" waters

Gillian Caldwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gillian Caldwell

These can seem like very discouraging times. As our planet continues its dangerous trajectory towards a steady boil, many of our politicians, like la...

Chamber of Commerce Further Attempts To Confuse Public Understanding Of Climate Science

Mother Jones | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The chamber announced its intent to sue the EPA last month in an attempt to have the endangerment finding, as it's known, tossed out. Legally, the ch...

Copenhagen's Conscience: The Youth Climate Movement Won't Settle

Jessy Tolkan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jessy Tolkan

Our role as the youth climate movement cannot be overlooked. We have the eyes and ears of the decision-makers on the world's stage, and it's up to us to prove "the fierce urgency of now."

The Incredible Hulk in Copenhagen

Mike Signer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Signer

The critics should be silenced by EPA's announcement today formally declaring that carbon dioxide is a dangerous pollutant, paving the way for its regulation under the Clean Air Act.

EPA's Jackson Is Moving Fast to Regulate Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Ann Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ann Carlson

Today's newly proposed rule is one step toward what is likely to be much more extensive regulations aimed not just at new businesses that emit large amounts of greenhouse gases but also at existing ones.

Copenhagen UN Climate Summit Needs to Produce

Mike Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Smith

There will likely not be a "Kyoto-style Treaty" emerging from the UN Summit on Climate Change in Copenhagen, Denmark early December.