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Senate Stops Antics, Approves New EPA Chief

The partisan antics of a few in the Senate finally halted to allow confirmation of a new and well-qualified Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy.

This Senate confirmation means that, finally, after months of political obstruction by the Congressional friends of big polluters, we have a new administrator to deliver the public health and environmental protections that we all deserve. And, boy, does she have her work cut out.

Thank you for the phone calls you made to push for this confirmation and the letters you wrote to back these polluter cronies down off their agenda to block any and all progress in cleaning up our nation’s energy landscape, our waters, our air, and combating climate change.

Just because they finally stopped their brinksmanship to allow a new administrator, that doesn’t mean they’re going to make her job easy. With the job of carrying out the president’s new climate change plan, Administrator McCarthy is going to be confronted with even more pressure from polluters and their friends in Congress.

It’s our job, as the American people, to hold the presidential administration to the EPA’s duties and promises, and to overpower the money and lobbying of corporate polluters with our people power.

Earthjustice is eager to work with Administrator McCarthy and with you to protect our climate, air, water and communities.

Stay tuned—this is just the beginning.