HARTFORD, Conn. – It was a homecoming of sorts for Gina McCarthy, the current administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency who served as the head of Connecticut’s Department of Environmental Protection from 2004 through 2009.
Flanked by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and members of the Connecticut Auto Retailers Association, McCarthy returned to the parking lot Friday outside the renamed Department of Energy and Environmental Protection — near the charging station — to talk about the Paris agreement, under which 195 countries have committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
She said climate change is one of the biggest “economic and national security challenges of our time,” and because of the leadership of President Barack Obama, “we were able to get an agreement in Paris that everyone should be proud of.”
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