NWF: Path Cleared for McCarthy to Get to Work at EPA

Gina McCarthy is Confirmed to Head the EPA

07-18-2013 // Miles Grant
U.S. Capitol

The U.S. Senate today confirmed Gina McCarthy as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Larry Schweiger, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, said today:

“New Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy is a true champion for America’s conservation heritage. President Obama will need her leadership at EPA as he works to implement his plan to act on climate change. Cutting industrial carbon pollution has strong bipartisan support and Americans have written a record-breaking 3 million comments in support of EPA action.

Gina McCarthy’s confirmation is also great news for America’s families, as she’s a passionate advocate for reconnecting children with nature and outdoor education. The National Wildlife Federation looks forward to working with her to protect America’s wildlife, clean air and water, and public health.”

Last week, eight national and more than 60 local and state sportsmen organizations wrote to Senate leaders asking for swift confirmation of McCarthy’s nomination.

Eighty-seven percent of Americans support Environmental Protection Agency action to cut industrial carbon pollution, according to a poll last month by the Georgetown Climate Center.

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