Colorado State University’s Distinguished Speaker Series will feature Gina McCarthy.
Gina McCarthy is the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency for the Obama Administration. McCarthy led historic progress to achieve the administration’s public health, environmental protection goals, and the Climate Action Plan. In 2015, McCarthy signed the Clean Power Plan, which set the first-ever national standards for reducing carbon emissions from existing power plants, underscoring the country’s commitment to domestic climate action and spurring international efforts that helped secure the Paris Climate Agreement.
During her tenure, EPA initiatives cut air pollution, protected water resources, reduced greenhouse gases and strengthened chemical safety to better protect more Americans, especially the most vulnerable, from negative health impacts. A career public servant in both Democratic and Republican administrations, Gina McCarthy has been a leading advocate for common-sense strategies to protect public health and the environment for more than thirty years.
Distinguished Speaker Series – Gina McCarthy
Wednesday, February 28
LSC Grand Ballroom