“Obama to Nominate New Heads for Energy Department and E.P.A.”

Both nominees are subject to Senate approval. President Obama has promised to tackle climate change in his second term.

WASHINGTON – President Obama on Monday will nominate new leaders for the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, filling out his second term team to tackle energy and climate issues. Ernest Moniz, head of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Energy Initiative, will take over for Steven Chu at the Energy Department. Gina McCarthy, currently assistant administrator in charge of air and radiation at the E.P.A. will replace outgoing administrator Lisa P. Jackson.

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