Obama Names Picks for EPA, Energy Dept
Mon Mar 4, 2013 11:18 AM CST

WASHINGTON (Dow Jones) -- President Barack Obama Monday named his picks to lead the Environmental Protection Agency and the Energy Department, selecting a veteran regulator and a noted academic to lead a pair of agencies responsible for driving U.S. energy policies.

Mr. Obama selected Gina McCarthy, the current head of the EPA's clean-air office, to lead the environment agency. For the Energy Department, Mr. Obama nominated Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicist Ernest Moniz.

Both Ms. McCarthy and Mr. Moniz emerged several weeks ago as the top contenders for these posts, and both must be confirmed by the Senate.

Mr. Obama ...

Quick View
Related News Stories
Judge OKs Lawsuit Against Corzine
Fatalities in Animal Feed Plant Blast
DTN's Top Ag News of 2013
Close Call for ND Town
ND Derailment Fire Continues to Burn
Fiery Train Derailment in ND
DTN's Top Ag News of 2013
DTN's Top Ag News of 2013
DTN's Top Ag News of 2013
DTN's Top Ag News of 2013