Obama Administration

Obama Expected to Name New EPA, Energy Heads

Potential new Department of Energy leader supports fracking


President Obama on Monday will nominate Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Ernest Moniz as the next Energy secretary, a White House official confirmed to The Hill.

McCarthy, currently the EPA's assistant administrator for air and radiation, would be replacing former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, who left the agency in February.

Moniz, Obama's Energy pick, is a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he directs the MIT Energy Initiative. He has long been seen as the front-runner to replace outgoing Energy Secretary Steven Chu.