Lisa Jackson's EPA Legacy

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Over the course of a four-year fight for cleaner air and water, hostile Republican lawmakers and industry frequently challenged Lisa Jackson, the first African-American to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Such criticisms didn't stop her crusade. When she resigned to pursue new challenges, President Obama praised her "unwavering commitment to the health of our families and our children." Here are some of Jackson's most notable achievements. — Joyce Jones

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