ANCHORAGE - Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson is visiting Alaska for the first time.
She is in the state to find out how decisions made in Washington, D.C. affect industry and the environment in Alaska.
Jackson will be spending three days in the state. She will spend the next few days in Bethel and Dillingham. Issues expected to come up range from community sanitation to erosion to the proposed Pebble Mine.
Jackson also has met with industry groups, including the Alaska Oil and Gas Association and the Resource Development Council, as well as a collection of environmental groups.