“Advocacy: Gina McCarthy On Clean Energy, Climate And 2020 Elections”

“Gina McCarthy wrapped up week two as head of the Natural Resources Defense Council by laying out her goals to reporters for what will be a pivotal year in energy and environmental policy.

The former EPA administrator, who led the agency during President Obama's second term, started last week as head of NRDC, one of the country's most prominent environmental organizations. She spoke this morning to reporters at the group's Washington office.

Her former agency, now under the direction of the Trump administration, has set about undoing a good portion of her work on air, climate and water regulations, much of which will be finalized this year and then likely challenged in court. President Trump is up for reelection, and Democrats running to be his general election opponent have offered ambitious plans to combat climate change.

All the while, NRDC prepares to be a major player in the debate — with lawsuits, lobbying and political campaigning to make its voice heard in Washington.”

Kevin Bogardus reports for Greenwire January 17, 2020.