White House Taps Air Regulator McCarthy To Head EPA

Law360, New York (March 4, 2013, 1:31 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama made his long-expected pick to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday, nominating Gina McCarthy, current assistant administrator for the agency's Office of Air and Radiation, to replace recently departed Lisa Jackson as the administration's top environmental regulator.

As chief of the EPA's clean air division, McCarthy has worked with Jackson over the last four years to spearhead a number of major agency actions involving air regulation, including emissions restrictions for new coal-burning power plants and the first-ever limits on carbon pollution...
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