EPA’s Seven Priorities
On January 12, 2010, EPA Administrator, Lisa Jackson, announced seven priorities for the EPA’s future. These build upon the five priorities that she announced at the beginning of her term a year ago. These seven priorities for the future are: 1) taking action on climate change, 2) improving air quality, 3) ensuring the safety of chemicals, 4) cleaning up our communities, 5) protecting America’s waters, 6) expanding the conversation on environmentalism and working for environmental justice, and 7) building strong state and tribal partnerships.
The first five are the priorities that Ms. Jackson announced at the start of her tenure in early 2009. The sixth priority extends the EPA engagement into the realm of environmental justice discussions and influence in EPA decision making. The seventh priority improves the collaboration and support of tribal nations and state governments in their actions for environmental protection.
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