Janet McCabe, director of the Indiana University Environmental Resilience Institute and a professor of practice at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law at IUPUI, has been confirmed by the United States Senate as deputy administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The Senate voted today to confirm McCabe as President Joe Biden's pick to serve in the No. 2 position at the agency, where she'll join an administration that has pledged aggressive action on tackling the climate crisis.
McCabe previously served as acting assistant administrator of the Office of Air and Radiation at the EPA under the Obama administration from July 2013 to January 2017 and as principal deputy in that office from 2009 to 2013. She has also been air director at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, and she has held other environmental policy and management positions at IDEM and in Massachusetts.
"I'm honored to be returning to the EPA as deputy administrator and grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of the Environmental Resilience Institute and to teach the next generation of environmental lawyers at Indiana University these last four years," McCabe said. "I look forward to supporting the amazing EPA career staff in protecting public health and the environment around the country.