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EPA chief Jackson resigns

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson is stepping down after an almost four-year tenure marked by high-profile brawls with Republicans and industry groups over global warming pollution, the Keystone XL oil pipeline and new controls on coal-fired plants. (AP file photo by Kevin Wolf)

The Obama administration's chief environmental watchdog, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, is stepping down after an almost four-year tenure marked by high-profile brawls over global warming pollution, 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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