Monday, March 4, 2013

Gina McCarthy to replace Lisa Jackson at the EPA

Gina McCarthy-Alex Brandon-AP
Alex Brandon/AP Photo

President Barack Obama today will nominate Gina McCarthy to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), replacing Lisa Jackson.

McCarthy, who heads the EPA’s air and radiation office, helped usher through many of the EPA’s most contentious rules during Obama’s first term, including regulations curbing mercury and soot emissions from power plants.

But, according to the Washington Post, she has also cultivated a strong working relationship with members of the business community, dampening much of the opposition her selection might otherwise have encountered.

Here’s what news sources are reporting this morning:
Obama to name EPA official Gina McCarthyWashington Post   |
Sources: EPA, Energy picks coming – Politico 
Gina McCarthy: Strong Climate Credentials Plus a Sense of Humor - Inside Climate News

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