Five months ago, when Lisa Jackson left the EPA, which she was running under President Barack Obama, there was a brief flurry of expectation that it meant a run for NJ governor against Christie, or that she’d become the new president of Princeton University, where she earned her MS in chemical engineering in 1986. But she took neither path.
Jackson, who served both as DEP commissioner and chief of staff for Gov. Corzine before her federal role, is going to work for Apple. Jackson will oversee Apple’s greentech and energy efficiency projects, including solar and biofuels. She’ll report directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Any solid forward movement Apple makes to clean up its compliance problems with Chinese regulations, discharge of toxic materials into the communities around the factories where Apple products are manufactured, and the impact of poor working conditions on the Chinese nationals who actually do some of the work that make Apple execs and investors so wealthy is good. I hope Jackson plays a key role there.
Especially considering it took Chinese environmental groups in the country where Apple products are built to light a fire under the company for stuff like this.
So she wrote, on her Mac Book built in China. Sigh.