EPA chief at Vatican: Obama ‘aligned’ with Francis on climate change

January 30, 2015
By Joshua J. McElwee
National Catholic Reporter

Rome – Explaining her visit Friday to the Vatican, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said she wanted to let Pope Francis know that President Barack Obama is “aligned with him” on the issue of climate change and is taking action.

“I think the pope knows his own beliefs,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “I want him to know that the president is aligned with him on these issues and that we are taking action in the United States.”