Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, released the following statement regarding the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Lisa Jackson:

Senator Boxer said: "America's families, including some who never knew Lisa during her four years as EPA Administrator, will benefit from her commitment to protecting our air and water for many years to come. Under her leadership, EPA established landmark protections from harmful mercury emissions, strengthened fuel efficiency standards, and moved the nation forward in addressing climate change by reducing carbon pollution through the Clean Air Act. Lisa's ability to develop strong working relationships with Congressional colleagues on both sides of the aisle -- despite a very partisan atmosphere -- made her a very effective advocate for the environment and public health."