White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy is stepping down from her position, the Biden administration announced Friday.

McCarthy, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency during the Obama administration, will depart the White House effective Sept. 16, according to multiple reports cited by New York Post.

Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed McCarthy’s pending departure, but declined to give further details.

“We are very sad to lose her,” Jean-Pierre said of McCarthy, who has held the post of national climate adviser since Biden was inaugurated in January 2021.

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