US President Barack Obama nominated Gina McCarthy, the US Environmental Protection Agency's assistant administrator for air and radiation, to succeed Lisa A. Jackson as EPA's administrator. He also nominated Ernest J. Moniz, who directs the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Energy Initiative, to succeed Steven Chu as US Energy Secretary.
Both are eminently qualified to help his administration promote energy growth and address climate change during his second term, Obama said during a Mar. 4 White House ceremony where he nominated Sylvia Mathews Burwell as the new White House Office of Management and Budget director.
McCarthy would take EPA's helm at a time when the federal environme...