"As New EPA Chief, Gina McCarthy Vows To Act on Climate Change"

"BOSTON -- The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency told an audience at Harvard Law School on Tuesday that cutting carbon pollution will 'feed the economic agenda of this country' and vowed to work with industry leaders on shaping policies aimed at curbing global warming."

"'Climate change will not be resolved overnight,' EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told the 310-member audience. 'But it will be engaged over the next three years. That I can promise you.'

McCarthy made a full-throated defense of her agency’s right to address greenhouse-gas emissions and other pollutants, saying that air-quality regulations and environmental cleanup efforts have already produced economic benefits in the United States."

Juliet Eilperin reports for the Washington Post July 30, 2013.

SEE ALSO:

"EPA Chief: Preventing Climate Change the Opportunity of a Lifetime" (AP)

"EPA Chief Vows To Develop Carbon Rules Based on Science" (Boston Globe)

"New EPA Chief Makes Economic Case for Regulations" (MSNBC)

"New EPA Chief Takes on Critics Of U.S. Agency's Policies" (Reuters)

Wednesday, July 31, 2013