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JUL 18, 2013 - Business Insider

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Senate Approves Gina McCarthy As EPA Chief Despite Stiff GOP Opposition

The Senate gave grudging approval on Thursday to the key executor of Barack Obama's sweeping new climate change plan, voting to confirm Gina McCarthy as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency. The 59-40 vote, after a four-month standoff by Republicans, puts McCarthy in direct charge of implementing Obama's strategy of using the agency's powers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change. The prospect – centred on plans to cut emissions from existing power plants – has brought ferocious protests from Republicans and industry associations, and accusations ... Read More

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