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EEI Welcomes Gina McCarthy’s Confirmation as New EPA Administrator
​​Washington (Thursday, July 18, 2013) - EEI President Tom Kuhn issued the following statement today congratulating Gina McCarthy on her Senate confirmation as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator.

“A number of significant electric power industry issues are on EPA’s regulatory agenda right now, including the pending Section 316(b) rule for cooling water intake structures, coal ash regulations, and new source performance standards for new and existing power plants. As these rulemakings proceed, I am pleased EPA now has in place a permanent Administrator. Gina’s confirmation and experience bring greater certainty to the agency at this critical time.

“In the past, we have worked closely with Gina in her role as Assistant Administrator of the Office of Air and Radiation on several rulemakings, including the recent rule on Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. Gina has a keen understanding of the challenges facing our industry, and we have had a long and constructive relationship. We will continue to work with her and her team to ensure that EPA considers the environmental benefits, as well as the energy and economic impacts – particularly on customers – of each rulemaking that affects our industry.”
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