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A look at Gina McCarthy

GINA MCCARTHY, 58

Nominated for: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator

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Current position: Assistant Administrator for the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation

Education: B.A. in Social Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, 1976; and a joint M.S. in Environmental Health Engineering, and Urban and Environmental Planning and Policy from Tufts University, 1981.

Career highlights: Served as an official in the Massachusets Office of Energy and Enviromental Affairs under four governors, including Mitt Romney; helped craft tough air pollution rules that cleaned up the “Filthy Five,” the dirtiest coal fired power plants in Massachusetts; was Commissioner of Connecticut’s Department of Enviromental Protection.

Erin Ailworth can be reached at eailworth@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @ailworth.
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