STATEMENT: CAP’s Carol Browner on McCarthy’s Nomination for EPA Administrator

Washington, D.C. — Today as Gina McCarthy was nominated as the next Environmental Protection Agency administrator, the Center for American Progress released the following statement from CAP Distinguished Senior Fellow Carol M. Browner, former EPA administrator and former director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy:

Gina McCarthy is a strong choice for EPA administrator—she’s worked for and with both sides of the aisle to forge common-sense and science-based solutions to protect children, seniors, and the public health from dangerous pollution. She has a strong background in working with business, conservationists, public health officials, and other leaders—they know her and know what to expect from her. Ms. McCarthy showed tremendous leadership in the fight for clean air with the mercury-reduction standards for power plants and other sources, new standards for cleaner cars, limits for pollution carried through the air over state lines, and a proposed standard to limit climate change fueling carbon pollution from new power plants. We look forward to working with her to protect public health by limiting carbon pollution from existing sources, particularly power plants.

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