New EPA chief Gina McCarthy will take on sweeping climate agenda

Jul 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Story

By Erica Martinson – POLITICO.com

The success or failure of President Barack Obama’s climate agenda now rests squarely on Gina McCarthy’s shoulders.

She’s charged with doing the things that Republicans warned she would do: Sweeping crackdowns on toxic pollution from power plants, a massive expansion of federal greenhouse gas regulations, and steps to stem the increasingly controversial water pollution problems caused by coal and minerals mining. Her work as EPA administrator may determine whether Obama’s legacy on climate change is a historic shift in carbon pollution or a fizzled effort, lost to lawsuits and bureaucratic fumbling.

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