Those secret e-mail accounts and subsequent investigation by the Inspector General is why Jackson is stepping down.
From The Hill:
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson, who rolled out the agency’s first greenhouse gas regulations and clashed often with Capitol Hill Republicans, announced Thursday that she is stepping down.
Jackson will leave the agency after President Obama’s annual State of the Union speech in January. She did not announce future plans, but said she is “ready in my own life for new challenges, time with my family and new opportunities to make a difference.”
“I want to thank President Obama for the honor he bestowed on me and the confidence he placed in me four years ago this month when he announced my nomination as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency,” she said in a statement.
At the time I spoke about the need to address climate change, but also said: ‘There is much more on the agenda: air pollution, toxic chemicals and children’s health issues, redevelopment and waste-site cleanup issues, and justice for the communities who bear disproportionate risk,’ ” Jackson added.
This is why the environmental socialist is stepping down…
[…]Recently, Jackson has also faced scrutiny over use of a separate email account within EPA, which Republicans say might have compromised the agency’s transparency.