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EPA administrator to visit UW–Madison

November 10, 2011 By Terry Devitt

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson will visit Madison and the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Jackson, who was appointed EPA administrator in late 2008 by President Obama, will speak to students and others from the university and Madison communities in the Varsity Room 2 of the new Union South at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday.

She will discuss recent challenges to environmental laws and her agency’s efforts to answer Obama’s call for federal agencies to work with American businesses and create jobs. The event is free and open to the public.

Jackson’s visit is hosted by UW–Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, the Wisconsin Energy Institute and the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery.

Since being appointed, Jackson has been named one Newsweek’s “Most Important People in 2010,” featured on Time Magazine’s 2010 and 2011 lists of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” listed in Essence Magazine’s “40 Women Who Have Influenced the World,” and profiled in O Magazine for her work to protect the nation’s air, water and land from pollution that threatens human health.

She is a graduate of Tulane University and earned a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University.