WASHINGTON, DC - June 30: Gina McCarthy, assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation at the EPA, during the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing reviewing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations that replace the Clean Air Interstate Rule (CAIR) and the Clean Air Mercury Rule (CAMR). (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images)
USA TODAY - President Obama will nominate new leaders for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Energy Department on Monday, officials said.
The president has picked current EPA official Gina McCarthy to be EPA administrator and MIT professor Ernest Moniz as the new Energy secretary.
Obama will make the announcements Monday morning at the same time he nominates Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be the new director of the Office of Management and Budget.
White House officials confirmed the nominations on the condition they not be named so as not to pre-empt the president's announcement.
McCarthy is currently the EPA's assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation. If confirmed by the Senate, she would replace EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.
Moniz was under secretary for energy 1997-2001, during the Bill Clinton administration; he also also served on Obama's Science and Technology Advisory Council. Moniz would replace outgoing Energy Secretary Steven Chu.
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