EPA's Lisa Jackson On a Return to Science, Transparency and the Rule of Law

Lisa Jackson with WNYC's Amy Eddings

Lisa Jackson with WNYC\'s Amy Eddings

Lisa Jackson, the new administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, recently made her first visit back to the metropolitan area since being named to the post by President Obama and she got a standing ovation at the EPA's regional office in Lower Manhattan. That's because Jackson was among friends she worked at the Region Two office for 16 years, before heading to New Jersey to lead its Department of Environmental Protection. I had a chance to sit down with her at 290 Broadway, to talk about her approach to some local EPA issues. I started by asking how does it feel, as EPA chief, to have the president propose a 34 percent bump in your budget?