The director of Indiana University’s Environmental Resilience Institute has been picked to serve under the Biden administration. Janet McCabe, also a professor at IUPUI’s McKinney School of Law, has been nominated as deputy administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency.
She worked in the agency’s Office of Air and Radiation for more than seven years and helped develop the Clean Power Plan under the Obama administration.
The Clean Power Plan aimed to reduce pollution from power plants around the country, but the Supreme Court put the law on hold and it was never enforced. The Trump administration has since replaced it with the less stringent Affordable Clean Energy rule.
As part of the Environmental Resilience Institute at IU, McCabe works to help businesses, families, and communities adapt to climate change. The Senate will still have to confirm McCabe’s appointment to the position.
Indiana Environmental reporting is supported by the Environmental Resilience Institute, an Indiana University Grand Challenge project developing Indiana-specific projections and informed responses to problems of environmental change.