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The First 100 Days

2013 October 28
Gina McCarthy


October 28, 2013
12:52 pm EDT

Wow, does time fly. It’s already been 100 days since I took the oath of office as EPA Administrator and I couldn’t be more proud of the incredible progress our team has made in such a short time, including proposing commonsense carbon pollution standards under President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.

Each day my goal is to make EPA’s work relevant and important to every community in the United States. Whether it’s listening to farmers in Iowa, meeting with tribal communities in Alaska, or engaging eager college students in Colorado, there is one constant across all of these communities: everyone wants to ensure that their kids are healthy, that their communities are safe and their economies strong.

As we move forward, EPA will continue working with states, local communities and tribes to focus on the things that really matter to people – from cleaning up Superfund sites to modernizing our water infrastructure to addressing one of our nation’s greatest challenges: climate change.

A special thanks to our great team at EPA whose hard work and dedication make a difference each and every day. Take a look at just some of what we’ve made possible in the past 100 days:

  1. We proposed carbon pollution standards for new power plants
  2. We’re addressing environmental justice issues nationwide
  3. We strengthened EPA’s chemical assessment process
  4. We’re modernizing Clean Water Act reporting
  5. We’re initiating efforts to update fuel-economy labeling procedures
  6. We’re encouraging sustainable technology development for small businesses
  7. We expanded citizen access to scientific information on chemicals

A fact sheet outlining our work in more detail is available here.

Time does fly, and although we’ve been able to accomplish a lot in 100 days – we know there’s much more to do.  And I’m excited to see what we can accomplish together.

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3 Responses leave one →
  1. Jorge Nicolás Rodríguez Velo permalink
    October 28, 2013

    Celebro que avancen en estudios que permitan cuidar mas la salud de los habitantes de Norte América.

  2. Little girl permalink
    December 1, 2013

    Ur the best 4 taking care of the environment. thx man.

  3. Bob W permalink
    January 14, 2014

    Congratulations on a productive beginning as Administrator. There is so much to do. Fortunately, you are blessed with a high-performing workforce. As a 28 year veteran of EPA who retired in 2003, I know – I trained some of the best!

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