EPA head on how environment affects you
As the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa P. Jackson wears many hats
As the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa P. Jackson wears many hats: environmentalist, upholder of anti-pollution policy and toxic chemical regulator, to name a few. But when she reflects on her role as the first African-American to head the agency, her aim is to make people see the connection between the environment and their lives. Jackson spoke to ESSENCE.com about school safety, asthma, environmental racism—and what she’s doing to battle all three.