Addressing Harvard Law School July 30, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy linked climate change mitigation strategies to job creation. Energy innovation and research will lead to domestic jobs. Explaining that climate change is an economic issue, she said the impacts of natural disasters have been monetarily devastating. She commented that the agency plays a small role as a commenter in the Keystone XL pipeline decision. Administrator McCarthy stressed relationships with other members of the administration, saying that she is working with Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on regulations to reduce methane emissions and that she and Secretary of State John Kerry view working to address Chinese air pollution as a priority. She also hinted that former Acting Administrator and current Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe may remain in his role for the duration of President Obama’s term.