Jackson to leave EPA; Perciasepe, McGinty on list of successors

Lisa Jackson has announced her intention to resign as chief of the Environmental Protection Agency. Deputy Administrator Robert Perciasepe heads the list of her potential successors. Other choices include EPA's top air pollution regulator Gina McCarthy, California Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary Nichols and Kathleen McGinty, who previously headed the White House Council on Environmental Quality under Clinton. The confirmation process could reportedly turn to a "hellish" battle in the Senate over hot-button issues such as air and water regulations.

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