U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson was on the St. Mary’s University campus Friday, January 28 to highlight the agency’s work safeguarding Americans from health threats and to discuss how to ensure all Texans receive the same health and environmental protections. Joining Administrator Jackson for a presentation and Q&A session with St. Mary’s students was Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair and St. Mary’s University alumnus, U.S. Rep. Charlie Gonzalez.
The visit was a part of Administrator Jackson’s ongoing environmental justice tour, which highlights the impact of environmental issues on communities throughout the country. As head of EPA, Jackson leads the agency’s efforts to protect the health and environment for all Americans. She and her staff work across the nation to address health threats from pollution in our air, water and land, utilizing science and the law.