This post has made me realize how many people out there are named Lisa Jackson, as I googled her to learn more about her. But there’s only one of the specific Lisa Jackson I’m talking about. Let’s dive in.
- Is trained to be a chemical engineer
- Current head administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Is focusing on 7 key areas: “taking action on climate change; improving air quality; cleaning up our communities; protecting America’s waters; assuring the safety of chemicals; expanding the conversation on environmentalism and working for environmental justice; and building stronger state”
- Current accomplishments: She “has outlined principles to modernize our nation’s 30-year old chemical management laws, called for unprecedented innovation in drinking water protection efforts and announced tough standards to clean the air we breathe.”
- In the past year, has developed Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
- Has promised to focus on groups of people who are most vulnerable to harm from environmental contaminants
Is she influential? I think so. As head of the EPA, she has a big role in shaping the environmental future of the United States in terms of regulations and things like that. And the environment has a much bigger effect on you than most people realize. I took a Literature and Environment class in my last semester of college and I thought I knew how the environment affected you and your health, but I learned there is so much more. So as someone who has the power to decide standards, she is super influential, for better or for worse.
- Lisa P. Jackson – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- About the EPA Administrator – About EPA – US EPA
- Lisa P. Jackson: Cutting Mercury, Protecting Children