Clean Energy Leader Nominated to Head NJ’s Department of Environmental Protection

EDF statement from Fred Krupp, President of Environmental Defense Fund

December 21, 2017
Debora Schneider, (212) 616-1377,

(TRENTON, NJ – Dec. 21, 2017) Governor-elect Phil Murphy today appointed Catherine McCabe, former acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, to head the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. As the department’s new commissioner, Ms. McCabe will lead the state’s air, waters, land and natural and historic resources protection efforts.

“Catherine McCabe’s nomination is an indication of Governor-elect Murphy’s forward-looking vision for New Jersey’s clean energy economy and future. The legislature should wait to take action on important matters, including the nuclear bailout, until his all-star cabinet is in a place.”

  • Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund

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