Carol McCoy

Chief, Air Resources Division, National Park Service

Carol has spent most of her career working for the National Park Service. Since 2011, she has been the Chief of the NPS’s Air Resources Division. The division is a national office that works with park resource managers and partners across the country, from Maine to Hawaii, to protect and improve park air quality and the clarity of scenic views. Carol and her team work with states, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, other federal agencies and Tribes to reduce air pollution emissions from industrial facilities, power plants, oil and gas operations, and other activities that affect air quality in our national parks. The NPS operates a network of air quality monitors with a range of partners and undertakes special air quality studies. Carol and her team also work with park resource managers and others to protect scenic views important to park visitors.

Before joining the NPS, Carol worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She has a law degree from Georgetown University, a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), and a bachelor’s degree from Brown University.