Statement on Today’s Vote by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Approving Gina McCarthy as EPA Administrator

May 16, 2013
Keith Gaby,, (202) 572-3336
Sharyn Stein,, (202) 572-3396

“We’re happy that the Committee has approved Gina McCarthy and urge the full Senate to take action on her nomination soon. This job is far too important to leave unfilled for so long, and Gina McCarthy is highly qualified, bipartisan, and respected by industry leaders and environmentalists alike – exactly the kind of nominee the vast majority of the American people want. That’s why EDAF has been fighting for her confirmation – on Capitol Hill, in our TV ads, and through our supporters – she’s the right person for the job. The Senate couldn’t ask for a better, fairer, or more qualified nominee and we expect her to be confirmed with a strong bi-partisan vote. And we’ll do everything we can to make it happen.”

- Elizabeth Thompson, President, EDAF