As mercury pollution threatens our waterways and carbon pollution-fueled climate change worsens extreme weather, we need someone in Washington who knows how to get things done. That’s why I’m asking our U.S. senators to support Gina McCarthy’s nomination to head the Environmental Protection Agency.
In a Washington stuck in gridlock and partisan sniping, McCarthy brings a history of dedicated public service, reliance on science and respectful bipartisanship. She worked for five Republican governors, including Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, before joining the Obama administration. She brings all stakeholders to the table to find workable solutions.
The Senate confirmed McCarthy on a non-controversial voice vote in 2009. With her experience and qualifications, her nomination to lead the EPA should be no different and should receive support from senators on both sides of the aisle. Our senators should stand up for clean air and water and confirm Gina McCarthy.