Gina McCarthy, as Assistant Administrator with the EPA (AP photo)
David Jackson, USA TODAY
President Obama will nominate new leaders for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Energy Department on Monday, officials said.
The president has tapped 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 nomination on the condition they not be named so as not to preempt the president's announcement.
McCarthy is currently the EPA's assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation. If confirmed by the president, 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.