Gina McCarthy here. EPA Administrator, mom, wife, Boston area native, Rex Sox fan.

Yesterday the EPA proposed a commonsense plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants. The science shows that climate change is already posing risks to our health and our economy. The Clean Power Plan will maintain an affordable reliable energy system, while cutting pollution and protecting our health and our environment, now and for future generations. Read more here:

I'll be here to answer questions starting at 6:00 PM ET. Ask Me Anything. Proof it's me:

UPDATE: This has been great - so many great questions. Next time I'll have to type faster! Thanks everybody.

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nudave51 karma

Why do you think climate change has become the partisan issue that is has recently? Do you think we have a chance of moving away from the politicization of science in the foreseeable future?

Gina_EPA-24 karma

We know what the science tells us – the time to act is now. There is nothing political about public health and clean air.

DELF575615 karma

How did you like the Simpson's Movie?

Gina_EPA4 karma

I sure hope I’m a better EPA Administrator than Russ Cargill. But seriously, Marge is my favorite. Love the hair.

vtmadcow3 karma

Do programs like WaterSense and EnergyStar factor into the future climate change initiatives?

Gina_EPA-7 karma

They sure do. Both WaterSense and EnergyStar drive efficiency that benefits every consumer and the planet. You’d be surprised how small reductions add up to big savings for the planet and your pocketbooks. The more people choose EnergyStar and WaterSense products, the more we all win.

yovey_one_kanobi0 karma

Favorite rap/hip hop album?

Gina_EPA-1 karma

I'm more of a Marvin Gaye fan.

Afterglow--4 karma

What are the chances of a zombie apocalypse happening?

Gina_EPA3 karma

Probably a better question for the CDC!