Obama Picks McCarthy To Head EPA

She played a key role in setting pollution standards in Conn. and Mass.

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Where We Live 03-05-13 Seg A
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Where We Live 03-05-13 Seg A

President Obama has announced his next round of administration officials...including one who might have the toughest job in Washington.

“The New EPA Administrator will have a tall task to perform here. This is a big deal. The new administrator will be one of the most powerful directors in the next decade”

That’s Quin Shea with the Edison Electrical Institute, a trade group for utility companies.  And he’s talking about Gina McCarthy...most recently an assistant administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency.  She’s also played a key role in setting pollution standards in Connecticut and Massachusetts.  We’ll consider what she’ll do in an administration that seems newly focused on Global climate change.