Monday, February 2, 2009

EPA Administrator Jackson Speaks At NY EJ Conference

EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson spoke at the West Harlem Environmental Action (WE ACT) environmental justice conference in New York on Friday. Administrator Jackson gave her speech at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center Campus in Manhattan.

Ms. Jackson said:

“I wanted this to be my first appearance because I’m an African-American woman and an environmentalist and we have similar backgrounds. This was very meaningful to me.”
Lisa Jackson was confirmed exactely one week ago by the U.S. Senate. A large audience gave her a standing ovation at Fordham.

(The New York Times, 1/30/09)

1 comment:

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