Lisa Jackson's EPA Legacy Divides Enviros, Biz

Law360, New York (January 2, 2013, 8:48 PM EST) -- With U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson expected to step down later this month after a divisive four-year tenure during which she tightened several contested environmental standards, attorneys say her deputy, Bob Perciasepe, and California air regulator Mary Nichols have emerged as favorites to fill the post.

As administrator, Jackson ushered in emissions restrictions for new coal-burning power plants that targeted sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, mercury and other airborne toxics. The agency also proposed the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from new power plants....
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