Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
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Confirm EPA Head Gina McCarthy

Sen. Susan Collins
Sen. Angus King

April 8, 2013

 President Obama recently nominated Gina McCarthy to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). McCarthy's rare ability to put partisan politics aside and work with both Republicans and Democrats to implement public health protections will serve her well in her new role as EPA Chief. McCarthy is an excellent choice to lead the EPA.

Her long list of accomplishments at the EPA, including the first ever proposed carbon pollution standard for new power plants, the first carbon limits for vehicles, and standards that limit soot, mercury and other air pollution, shows her ability to implement public health protections that will benefit all Americans. The Senate easily approved McCarthy on a voice vote during her previous confirmation to head the clean air division of EPA and there's no reason it should not move forward quickly and seamlessly again.

McCarthy is a dedicated professional who has worked for five Republican Governors, including Jodi Rell of Connecticut and Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, before joining the Obama administration. She has worked with all stakeholders to develop pragmatic and cost-effective safeguards to protect public health and reduce dangerous pollution. She's the perfect non-partisan candidate who should garner bi-partisan support for EPA head.

McCarthy is a clean air, climate and public health champion. In Gina McCarthy, the President has made another outstanding choice to lead the EPA as it continues to work to protect our air, our water and our climate.

I urge Maine Senators Collins and King to vote to confirm Gina McCarthy for EPA chief.

Belfast , ME