EPA: McCarthy's Senate confirmation marks the beginning of a policy venture Tiffany Stecker, E&E reporter Published: Friday, July 19, 2013 The Senate confirmed Gina McCarthy yesterday as U.S. EPA administrator, ending her 136-day-long journey to head the agency. Please subscribe to ClimateWire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.