Biden To Name Gina McCarthy, Former EPA Chief, As Domestic Climate Coordinator
December 16, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden plans to name Gina McCarthy as his White House climate coordinator, a source familiar with the decision said on Tuesday, speaking on condition of anonymity to protect private conversations.
McCarthy has an ambitious assignment: coordinating efforts across the entire federal government aimed at drastically - and quickly - lowering U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. During his campaign, Biden promised to put the U.S. economy on track to being carbon neutral by 2050.
McCarthy led the Environmental Protection Agency under former President Barack Obama and is currently chief executive of the Natural Resources Defense Council.