Gina McCarthy, the current head of EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, has been nominated by President Obama to become the next EPA Administrator. McCarthy’s main background is in air enforcement and climate change issues. President Obama said she would help promote renewable energy programs, which she has experience doing from her days as an environmental official in Massachusetts. She helped develop recent mercury and soot emission power plant rules. One of the more important aspects of her nomination is her relationship with industry, which will likely help her during the nomination process.