NOAA chief says she will leave in February - Article Photos 1/3

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010 file photo, NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco briefs reporters at the White House in Washington regarding the BP oil spill. The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 she will leave her post at the end of February 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)