On March 4, 2013, President Obama nominated Gina McCarthy to be the next Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
I remember that day well. The day before had been the 150th anniversary of the National Academy of Sciences, and I had celebrated the event by featuring one of their authoritative pieces on climate science. Ms. McCarthy’s nomination the following day was another reason for celebration: a widely acclaimed environmental leader with a strong record of fairness, and public support from across the spectrum. I felt sure that prompt Senate action would give our country some excellent environmental oversight.
That was 100 days ago. Whatever has happened to Gina McCarthy?