NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – President Obama’s choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency caught national attention when she headed Connecticut’s Department of Environmental Protection.
Regina McCarthy was appointed by then-Gov. M. Jodi Rell to head the state DEP. During her tenure, she became known for her innovative approach to tackling air pollution and creating a program to get kids away from video games and into the great outdoors.
“She launched a nationally recognized initiative called ‘No Child Left Inside,’ which was designed to get children outside,” state DEP spokesman Dennis Shane told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.
Shane called McCarthy an environmental star.