We previously posted that President Barack Obama nominated Gina McCarthy for the post of Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Given the president’s recent reemphasis on climate change, it makes sense that he might pick the director of EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation.
Emily Badger at The Atlantic Cities reminds us that McCarthy also had a connection to Mitt Romney. She was involved in the Massachusetts Office of Commonwealth Development, which promoted smart growth in the state during Romney’s governorship. So while picking a nominee with climate change credentials, he is also picking someone with a background in smart growth and land use.
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