31 May '13, 5am

Apple hires ex-EPA chief to head environmental strategy: Lisa Jackson moves to Silicon Valley after finishing

Apple hires ex-EPA chief to head environmental strategy: Lisa Jackson moves to Silicon Valley after finishing

Apple has hired former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Lisa Jackson to lead the company's clean tech and energy efficiency efforts. Chief executive Tim Cook announced the appointment recently , confirming that Jackson will report directly to him and take charge of steering Apple's wide-ranging environmental policy. Jackson stepped down from her role as head of the EPA in January following a 26-year career at the agency. During her time as administrator, she was at the center of battles over air quality regulations and the scope of the EPA's jurisdiction, which has been repeatedly challenged by Republicans since the Obama administration came to power. Apple, meanwhile, has faced criticism over its environmental credentials, with green groups criticising its use of coal power to run its data centers, a perceived lack of transparency in its supply chain, a...

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