Gina McCarthy has been confirmed as the new head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

A Bostonian with a quick wit who says what she thinks, McCarthy is not known to be the most patient person in the known universe. However, she's been waiting nearly five (5) months to get a confirmation vote from the Senate. That's the longest any EPA nominee in history has had to wait.

McCarthy took more than 1,100 questions from the members of the Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee—nearly all came from Republicans.

Still, the 147 days McCarthy spent waiting for the confirmation vote may turn out to be the easiest part of the job. As Time Science & Space says:
With the chance of legislative action dead, McCarthy will now be charged with carrying out the Obama Administration’s planned regulations on climate change—and success or failure may well determine the President’s legacy on global warming.
Good luck to the Irish girl from the greater Boston area—from one to another.

K.M. Hurley