“We are very gratified the Senate has finally voted to confirm Gina McCarthy as America’s new EPA Administrator. McCarthy has always been an ideal candidate for this crucially important job. She has exceptional qualifications and experience, and she has a well-earned reputation for bipartisanship. She has a history of working with both environmental advocates and industry stakeholders, and for pursuing a regulatory approach that is flexible, cost-effective and environmentally effective.
“It’s time to put politics behind us and get to work on the many important issues facing EPA, including implementing key parts of the President’s Climate Action Plan. I look forward to working with Gina McCarthy and her staff at EPA to ensure that Americans have a cleaner, healthier environment.”
- Fred Krupp, president of Environmental Defense Fund