Sixteen Democratic senators, including Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), urged President Obama January 30 to nominate for Environmental Protection Agency Administrator someone who is a strong supporter of public health and is committed to addressing climate change. Administrator Lisa Jackson will depart after the president delivers his State of the Union address on February 12. Among the possible candidates for the position include former Washington Governor Chris Gregoire (D); Gina McCarthy, assistant administrator for air and radiation; and Kathleen McGinty, who chaired the White House Council on Environmental Quality during the Clinton administration and is a former Pennsylvania environment secretary.
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