Reactions: NOAA Administrator Lubchenco Retires

By Grace Muller, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
December 14, 2012; 4:30 AM
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Reactions: NOAA Administrator Lubchenco Retires

Storified by Accu Weather · Wed, Dec 12 2012 09:58:16

Confirmed via NOAA communications- Jane Lubchenco,head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) is retiring in February.USA TODAY Weather
NOAA Administrator to Step DownThe administrator of NOAA, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, announced that she will step down from her position at the end of February 2013. The Capit...
From the Capital Weather Gang blog from the Washington Post:
Lubchenco departure means 2 HUGE vacancies in NOAA hierarchy- Administrator and NWS director: http://wapo.st/SV8y8HCapital Weather Gang
NOAA Administrator Lubchenco makes clear she's stepping down to return to family on West Coast: http://wapo.st/SV8y8HCapital Weather Gang
From a marine scientist at Ocean Conservancy:
NOAA's loss of Dr. Lubchenco's leadership is academia's gain. Oh, to be an undergrad again.George H. Leonard
From a marine ecologist at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:
Some of outgoing NOAA director Lubchenco's list of accomplishments seem suspect; "Ending over-fishing" on which planet did that happen?John Bruno
From the Reuters' Energy and Environment Correspondent:
NOAA's Lubchenco stepping down, wonder who's nexttimothy gardner
From a former NOAA employee:
Proud to have serve alongside Jane Lubchenco @NOAA. Thank you for your service (although you're not done yet!)Justin Kenney

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