EPA Head Jackson Blaze Trails on Many Fronts

"Lisa P. Jackson, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, has a history of firsts.

Jackson is the first chemical engineer and the first African American to head EPA. She is the first agency administrator to take a deep interest in reforming the nation's law for managing chemicals. She also recently signed the nation's first-ever regulation controlling greenhouse gas emissions.

And she was first in her high school graduating class."

Cheryl Hogue reports for Chemical & Engineering News May 10, 2010.

Source: C&EN, 05/13/2010