GLOBE 2012 Speaker Gina McCarthy Confirmed to Head U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, former Assistant E.P.A. Administrator Gina McCarthy, was confirmed in her new post by the U.S. Senate in a 59 to 40 vote July 18, 2013.

McCarthy, who spoke at the GLOBE 2012 Conference Session ‘Carbon Frustration’, was the object of a prolonged filibuster by Republican members of the Senate’s concerned about the EPA’s aggressive rulemaking designed to reduce carbon emissions, particularly from large, coal fired electrical power generators.

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