Former Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Gina McCarthy was approved to be federal EPA Secretary Thursday by a 59-40 vote in the Senate,
President Barack Obama’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency has moved one step closer to getting the job, but it came without Republican support.
Senate Republicans have boycotted a scheduled committee vote on the former Connecticut Commissioner of Environmental Protection to head the Environmental Protection Agency.
Senators sidetracked their confirmation hearing for Gina McCarthy, President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, to discuss secret government email addresses that have been used by senior EPA officials for at least a decade. McCarthy is former head of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection,.
Former Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection commissioner Gina McCarthy has been chosen by President Obama to become the next administrator for the federal Environmental Protection Agency, replacing Lisa Jackson.
From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.
A federal appeals court has overturned a regulation clamping down on power plant pollution that contributes to unhealthy air in neighboring states.
In response to a lawsuit by Connecticut and ten other states, the EPA is proposing new air quality standards to lower the amount of soot that can be released into the air.
Connecticut and federal officials are taking action against the owners of a former power plant in New Haven because of problems with the disposal of toxic materials.
A federal court Friday put on hold a controversial Obama administration regulation aimed at reducing power plant pollution in 27 states that contributes to unhealthy air downwind in states like Connecticut.