SEIA Applauds Confirmation of New EPA Administrator

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Washington, DC – Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), released the following statement after Gina McCarthy was confirmed today by the Senate as the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

“During a distinguished 25-year career in public administration, Gina McCarthy has shown, time after time, an uncanny ability to work in a bipartisan manner to solve very difficult and complex problems.  She has an outstanding record when it comes to protecting both our environment and our economy.  Now, more than ever, we need that kind of thoughtful, no-nonsense leadership at the EPA.  We believe Ms. McCarthy will be an extraordinary leader, and SEIA applauds President Obama for his wisdom in nominating her, and the Senate for confirming her.  We look forward to working with Administrator McCarthy on a wide range of issues which are important to our nation and environment.”

About SEIA®:
Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA and its 1,000 member companies are building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works to make solar a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy.

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