Apple’s Lisa Jackson hire gets thumbs up from Greenpeace

Last night at D11, Tim Cook revealed that Apple has hired former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to head up the company’s environmental efforts. The news has been greeted warmly by Greenpeace, the environmental activism group that’s often been at odds with Apple and its suppliers over the years.

“Apple has made a bold move in hiring Lisa Jackson, a proven advocate with a track record of combating toxic waste and the dirty energy that causes global warming, two of Apple’s biggest challenges as it continues to grow,” said Gary Cook, Greenpeace’s Senior IT analyst. “Jackson can make Apple the top environmental leader in the tech sector by helping the company use its influence to push electric utilities and governments to provide the clean energy that both Apple and America need right now.”