Gina McCarthy at EPA

epa logoLisa Jackson, for my money, is a tough act to follow, but Gina McCarthy is going to be just great.  She’s got absolutely everything you need in an EPA Administrator:  She’s smart, tough, experienced and, most of important of all, she’s got the full faith and credit of the President.  I love this account from the recent NY Times story on her:  “’Why would you want me?’ Ms. McCarthy said she asked the president when he offered her the top job.  The president told Ms. McCarthy that his environmental and presidential legacy would be incomplete without a serious effort to address climate change.  ‘I’m so glad he said that, because if he hadn’t, I wouldn’t have wanted this job,’ she said. ‘It’s an issue I’ve worked on for so many years, and it just can’t wait.'” Continue reading

Print pagePDF page