Apple Hires Former EPA Administrator

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Apple announced Tuesday that it hired Lisa Jackson, the EPA administrator during President Obama's first term, to be the company's senior environmental adviser. Jackson, who will report directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook, said in a statement that the company has been "raising the bar for energy efficiency in the electronics industry." Jackson oversaw many of the Obama administration's boldest environmental policies, including implementing rules that forced automakers to double fuel-efficiency standards. Apple has pledged to reduce its carbon footprint and is looking to rely more on renewable energy sources.