Obama's EPA Pick Paves Way For Tougher Climate Rules

Law360, New York (March 04, 2013, 7:59 PM ET) -- By nominating longtime air regulator Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday, President Barack Obama doubled down on his promise to address climate change, picking an official many expect will use her authority and expertise to push strict new emissions standards and impose costly punishments on polluters.

The technical knowledge on climate change issues that McCarthy amassed during her years as a state environmental official and as head of the EPA's Office of Air and Radiation makes her a desirable choice for an administration...
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