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Cap-and-trade expert leaves Obama, returns to GU

Lisa Heinzerling, the Environmental Protection Agency’s associate policy administrator, will step down at the end of the year and return her teaching position at Georgetown Law, reports Vox Populi.

As one of the EPA’s strongest supporters of greenhouse gas regulations, including embattled "cap-and-trade" proposals that fueled Republican mid-term victories, Heinzerling previously worked as EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson‘s senior attorney for climate policy.

Heinzerling, who began working as a Georgetown University Law professor in 1993, took a two-year leave of absence to join the EPA in 2009. She previously served as the Assistant Attorney General of Massachusetts.