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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, right, standing with Secretary of State John Kerry, speaks at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, during a signing ceremony to launch a joint air quality program at select U.S. diplomatic missions overseas. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) **FILE**

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The EPA, headed by Gina McCarthy, says strontium, which can reduce bone strength among those deficient in calcium, is the latest contaminant to be targeted under the 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act. (Associated Press Photographs)

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President Barack Obama jokes with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and EPA staff members who worked on the power plant emissions standards, in the Rose Garden of the White House, June 2, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy talks about the cooperation needed for building water infrastructure during the commemoration of a flood-control project in Corrales, N.M., on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. McCarthy said the project is aimed at alleviating flooding concerns while keeping sediment from reaching the Rio Grande. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

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** FILE ** U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy makes remarks during a news conference Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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EPA administrator Gina McCarthy told testified on Capitol Hill that she has never tried to obstruct oversight of her agency. (Associated Press)

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EPA administrator Gina McCarthy told testified on Capitol Hill that she has never tried to obstruct oversight of her agency. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy holds up a pen before signing new emission guidelines during an announcement of a plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, Monday, June 2, 2014, at EPA headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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One of the email addresses of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy apparently has been scrubbed. (Associated Press)

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One of the email addresses of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy apparently has been scrubbed. (Associated Press)

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One of the email addresses of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy apparently has been scrubbed. (Associated Press)

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy prepares to sign a plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants. (Associated Press)

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WRITE AWAY: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy prepares to sign a plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants. (Associated Press)

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy prepares to sign a plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants. (Associated Press)

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy discusses proposed regulations with coal industry leaders during an event Friday at Dakota Gasification Synfuels Plant in Beulah, N.D. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. McCarthy traveled to the state at the invitation of Democratic U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, who served as a member of the board of directors at the synthetic natural gas plant in Beulah until she was elected senator in 2012. (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom)

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy handed out research grants with a third of them going to universities in Colorado, where Mr. Udall is in a tough battle to win re-election to the Senate and has been a major proponent of the environment.

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy makes remarks during a news conference Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Salt Lake City. The head of the EPA was in Salt Lake City Tuesday to talk about the agency's efforts to reduce carbon pollution. The Utah appearance by EPA administrator McCarthy is her first stop in a three-city tour that also includes Seattle and Portland. She is meeting with politicians, local leaders and business people as the EPA tries to implement President Barack Obama's climate-change plan. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy makes remarks during a news conference Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Salt Lake City. The head of the EPA was in Salt Lake City Tuesday to talk about the agency's efforts to reduce carbon pollution. The Utah appearance by EPA administrator McCarthy is her first stop in a three-city tour that also includes Seattle and Portland. She is meeting with politicians, local leaders and business people as the EPA tries to implement President Barack Obama's climate-change plan. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy makes remarks during a news conference Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Salt Lake City. The head of the EPA was in Salt Lake City Tuesday to talk about the agency's efforts to reduce carbon pollution. The Utah appearance by EPA administrator McCarthy is her first stop in a three-city tour that also includes Seattle and Portland. She is meeting with politicians, local leaders and business people as the EPA tries to implement President Barack Obama's climate-change plan. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy makes remarks during a news conference Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Salt Lake City. The head of the EPA was in Salt Lake City Tuesday to talk about the agency's efforts to reduce carbon pollution. The Utah appearance by EPA administrator McCarthy is her first stop in a three-city tour that also includes Seattle and Portland. She is meeting with politicians, local leaders and business people as the EPA tries to implement President Barack Obama's climate-change plan. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)