Thursday, December 11, 2008

Obama Names First African-American Woman to Lead EPA: Lisa P. Jackson

President-Elect Barack Obama, with the announcement of his top environmental picks, just gave life to the term "green diversity". It was announced yesterday that 46 year old Lisa P. Jackson, currently leader of his EPA transition team and chief of staff to New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, will head up the Environmental Protection Agency, making her the first African-American to hold that position. Click here for more information on Mrs. Jackson. I suspect we will be learning much more about her in the next week. Steven Chu, an Asian, will lead the Department of Energy, Nancy Sutley, a prominent member of the gay and lesbian community will lead the White House council on energy quality and Carole Browner, a white woman and former EPA director under the Clinton administration, will be his energy "czar". Now this is the kind of change that I can believe in.

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