AG Hopeful as EPA Chief Exits

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who has waged a vociferous legal battle with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its regulation of industries and pollution, said he is hopeful for change at the EPA with the departure of its leader, Lisa Jackson.

Jackson, whom President Obama appointed in 2009, announced plans Thursday to step down from the position after the president's annual State of the Union address in January. She said she was ready for "new challenges, time with my family and new opportunities to make a difference."

Under Jackson's leadership, the EPA and Texas have had ...

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