National Grid President Tom King Urges Confirmation of Gina McCarthy as US EPA Administrator

  National Grid President Tom King Urges Confirmation of Gina McCarthy as US
  EPA Administrator

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WALTHAM, Mass. -- July 16, 2013

Today, National Grid USA President Tom King issued the following statement:

“Gina McCarthy is an excellent choice for EPA administrator. Wehave worked
extensivelywith her in her previous post at EPA and have always found her to
betough but fair, committed to improving the environment, guided by science
andable to implement programs essential to protecting the environment that
also support economic growth. Ms. McCarthy's scientific background, regulatory
expertise and ability to broker compromise among competing agendas make her
the right person toaffect positive environmental change at the national
level.”

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