Deputy EPA Administrator Nominee McCabe’s Record Shows Effective, Empathetic Approach to Environmental Oversight

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Janet McCabe, the Biden Administration’s nominee for deputy EPA administrator, would bring substantive expertise and understanding of how policy decisions affect people to the agency’s mission. McCabe previously led the agency’s work to ensure clean air for all Americans and her legal and regulatory experience is deeply needed at a time when clean air regulations have been rolled back.

“Janet McCabe listens to people and acts on what she hears, and that’s critically important for someone charged with safeguarding our clean air, clean water and communities,” said Tracy Stone-Manning, senior advisor at the National Wildlife Federation and previously the director of the Montana Department of Environmental Quality when McCabe ran the EPA’s air division. “She’s a straight shooter and a problem solver and I know she’ll bring those skills to the job. The Senate should move to confirm her without delay.”

“We have seen firsthand how effective Janet McCabe is at leading the charge for preparing businesses and communities to be more resilient to a warming climate through her work at Indiana University's Environmental Resilience Institute. She is exactly the right person for this position," said Emily Wood, executive director of the Indiana Wildlife Federation.

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