IPL Congratulates New EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

Jul 18, 2013 | State Press Clips

Statement by The Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, IPL President

IPL Greater Washington's Joelle Novey  with new EPA administrator Gina McCarthy

IPL Greater Washington’s Joelle Novey with new EPA administrator Gina McCarthy

“IPL congratulates Gina McCarthy on her confirmation by the U.S. Senate today.  Her appointment is great news for Americans’ health and environment, and for the implementation of the president’s climate plan.

People of all faiths are concerned about the growing threat  of climate change and dangerous air quality, and Ms. McCarthy has proven herself a champion of those suffering from poor air quality and pollution.

As Assistant Administrator for EPA’s office of Air and Radiation, Ms. McCarthy led the development of some of the EPA’s strongest safeguards, including carbon pollution standards for power plants, the first carbon limits for vehicles, and lifesaving updates of standards that limit soot, mercury, and air toxics. She worked for five Republican governors before joining the Obama administration.

IPL and its 40 affiliates look forward to working with her.”

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Interfaith Power & Light is mobilizing a religious response to global warming in houses of worship across America. Our 40 state affiliates reach over 14,000 congregations. We are modeling clean energy solutions in our facilities and advocating for action on climate protection.

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