Statement by Ralph Izzo – Chairman, President and CEO of PSEG, Newark, NJ

Upon President-Elect Obama’s Nomination of Lisa Jackson to Lead Environmental Protection Agency

NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — “Lisa Jackson is an excellent choice for this important federal post at a time when the need to address climate change is more critical than ever.

Lisa has a superb background in the environmental arena, most recently as Commissioner of New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection. She clearly understands the value of a balanced and pragmatic approach to finding solutions on both the legislative and regulatory sides of issues. For example, she has had a key role in crafting the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative in the Northeast and in successfully fostering passage and implementation of supportive legislation in New Jersey.

During her tenure in New Jersey, Lisa demonstrated outstanding leadership by managing a large state agency effectively during increasingly difficult economic times. She has been consistently open to diverse stakeholder ideas and has effectively sought consensus in addressing both legacy and future environmental matters.

Her nomination is a proud moment for New Jersey and the United States.”


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