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Clean Water Drives Economic Growth

Gina McCarthy | Posted 11.29.2014 | Green
Gina McCarthy

All across the country, protecting clean water has meant growing the economy. Unfortunately, 60 percent of our nation's streams and millions of acres of wetlands currently lack clear protection from pollution under the Clean Water Act.

Got Science? These Phony Attacks on EPA Have Real Casualties

Seth Shulman | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green
Seth Shulman

Last week's Supreme Court ruling finally allows EPA to do its job on the related front of regulating air pollution that crosses state borders. That science-based, interstate enforcement effort alone, EPA research contends, will avoid somewhere between 13,000 and 34,000 premature deaths each year.

In the Fight Against Climate Change, Mayors Are Leading the Charge

Bill Finch | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Bill Finch

In 1970, I celebrated the inaugural Earth Day at the age of 14. I was an idealistic middle-school kid who couldn't wait to grow up. And even then, I encouraged folks to join me and the growing chorus opposing pollution and environmental injustices.

Great Lakes Day: Advocating in DC for Great Lakes Protection

Roger Germann | Posted 05.19.2014 | Green
Roger Germann

In a show of solidarity, something not often seen in Washington D.C., the Great Lakes Commission passed four resolutions, with Asian carp at the top of the list.

EPA Head Visits North Dakota At Senator's Request

AP | JAMES MacPHERSON | Posted 03.01.2014 | Green

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency faced tough crowds Friday during stops in North Dakota, where coal and ethanol...

Progress in Communities: EPA's Enduring Commitment

Gina McCarthy | Posted 02.01.2014 | Green
Gina McCarthy

If we are serious about public health and environmental protection for all, we have to be serious about reducing the harmful carbon pollution that fuels climate change and we must work to prepare cities to be more resilient in the face of climate risks.

New Regulations Announced by the Environmental Protection Agency

Al Gore | Posted 11.20.2013 | Green
Al Gore

From now on, future coal- and gas-fired power plants must take responsibility for their global warming pollution by reducing or capturing their overall emissions.

Gina McCarthy On Clean Air for Her Children and Ours

Dominique Browning | Posted 10.12.2013 | Green
Dominique Browning

We are incredibly lucky that Gina McCarthy was recently confirmed as the head of the EPA. But we are also privileged that a woman of her caliber, integrity and strength would make it her life's work to protect our air.

New EPA Chief: Climate Controls Will Help Economy

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 07.30.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's top environmental official wasted no time Tuesday taking on opponents of the administration's plan to crack dow...

Gina McCarthy: A Return to Bipartisanship in Environmentalism?

Keith Gaby | Posted 09.18.2013 | Green
Keith Gaby

McCarthy is truly a non-partisan expert. Before being hired by President Obama to run the air division of EPA in his first term, she worked for several Republican governors. In fact, you can almost imagine if Mitt Romney had won the 2012 election, he might have picked her to run EPA.

Climate Change Takes Center Stage

Gene Karpinski | Posted 09.18.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Both Gina McCarthy and President Obama understand that climate change is the biggest challenge facing our generation, and they now have Ed Markey, the biggest climate change advocate in Congress working side-by-side with them in the Senate.

Politicians React To Gina McCarthy's Confirmation

Posted 07.18.2013 | Green

After a laborious wait, Gina McCarthy was confirmed as EPA administrator in a 59-40 Senate vote on Thursday. Many environmental organizations took ...

Gina McCarthy Confirmed As EPA Head

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Senate plugged two more vacancies in President Barack Obama's second-term leadership team on Thursday, confirming Thomas Perez as la...

Will The Senate Confirm Obama's EPA Nominee?

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green

(Corrects spelling to Senator Roy Blunt, not Blount, paragraph 10) By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) -...

EPA Confirmation Delay Raises Questions About U.S. Carbon Rules

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2013 | Green

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) - With a Senate vote on President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Environmental ...

EPA Nomination: Another Hostage in the Senate

William S. Becker | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics
William S. Becker

In picking Gina McCarthy to lead the EPA, Obama sent the Senate a nominee who should satisfy, if not delight, Republicans as well as Democrats. But these days, the Senate rarely stumbles in the right direction. Senate Republicans are playing games with Obama's selection.

The Climate Post: Carbon Dioxide Milestone Revised by NOAA

Tim Profeta | Posted 07.17.2013 | Green
Tim Profeta

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced last week that carbon dioxide concentrations at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii surpassed the milestone 400 parts per million for a sustained period.

Lucia Graves

Obama's EPA Pick Advances | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.16.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Thursday approved the nomination of Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protect...

How Big Oil Uses the Republican Party to Subvert American Democracy

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. | Posted 07.10.2013 | Green
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

With cash gushers of oily money cascading down their open gullets, the Republican leadership's mercenary devotion to Big Oil shouldn't shock us. However, the boldness of the party's most recent assault on the public interest might cause us to ponder how GOP's honchos' knee jerk slavishness to petroleum interest has infected its rank and file.

Senate Republicans Boycott Vote On Obama Pick

AP | DINA CAPPIELLO | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans boycotted Thursday a scheduled committee vote on President Barack Obama's pick to lead the Environmental Protect...

Senate Republicans Block EPA Nomination Vote

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2013 | Green

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, May 9 (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers on Thursday blocked a confirmation vote on President Barack Ob...

We Need Gina McCarthy's Leadership at the EPA

Gene Karpinski | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Now the Senate has the chance to put this proven problem-solver at the helm of the entire agency, so that our country can make more progress combating the climate crisis and protecting our air and water.

McCarthy And Moniz Prepare For Senate Scrutiny

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green

By Ayesha Rascoe and Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON, April 8 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's picks to lead U.S. energ...

Obama Nominates New EPA Head

Posted 03.05.2013 | Green

President Barack Obama officially nominated Gina McCarthy to serve as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday. McCarthy, if con...

Obama To Make Key Appointments

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is announcing his picks for three Cabinet-level jobs – nominees to run the Energy Department, Environmental...