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Federal EPA Chief Stepping Down

Latest member of Cabinet to decline second-term post

December 28, 2012
By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WASHINGTON (AP) - EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, the Obama administration's chief environmental watchdog, is stepping down after nearly four years marked by high-profile brawls over so-called "global warming," the Keystone XL oil pipeline, new controls on coal-fired plants and several other hot-button issues that affect the nation's economy and people's health.

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