The following statement is attributable to Michael Petricone, senior
vice president, government and regulatory affairs, Consumer Electronics
Association (CEA)®, following the announcement that U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson will
step down early next year:
"CEA commends Administrator Jackson's public service and commitment to
the environment as head of the EPA, an important institution for our
"Administrator Jackson's accomplishments include her leadership in
helping to create the National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship.
This strategy includes important inter-agency recommendations that
ensure the federal government leads by example in acquiring, managing,
reusing and recycling its electronics; increasing domestic recycling
efforts; reducing harm from U.S. exports of electronic waste; and
improving the safe handling of used electronics to developing countries.
"We look forward to continuing to work closely with the EPA and its
future leadership to minimize electronics waste, promote energy
efficiency and protect our environment while ncouraging and supporting
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade
association promoting growth in the $206 billion U.S. consumer
electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of
CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research,
technical training and education, industry promotion, standards
development and the fostering of business and strategic
relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES - The
Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into
CEA's industry services. Find CEA online at www.CE.org,
and through social media: https://www.facebook.com/#!/CEAfeed, http://twitter.com/ceafeed, http://blog.ce.org/.
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