Lisa Jackson: Environmental Rights are Civil Rights

Lisa Brown, EPA Administator

Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), was recently profiled in Jackson, a chemical engineer by trade and the first African American to head up the EPA, is quoted in the article as saying, “environmental rights [are] a natural extension of civil rights.”

Jackson is credited with changing the image of the EPA. “We’re here to help,” Jackson told reporters shortly after taking here post. “We have protection in our name. We’re not the Department of Defense, but part of our job is protecting human health.”

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