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Jackson Quitting EPA Hands Successor Fracking Fight

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Lisa Jackson's exit as head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency leaves her successor to combat global warming and set rules for hydraulic fracturing over the objections of businesses and Republican lawmakers. Jackson's diplomacy didn't always work. The Republican-led House of Representatives voted to strike down the major clean- air rules issued by Jackson. While Senate Democrats successfully defended those regulations, Obama himself scrapped her proposal in 2011 to cut smog pollution, after the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business groups appealed to the White House for relief.

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