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Gina McCarthy

Assistant Administrator, Office of Air and Radiation, US Environmental Protection Agency, USA

As Assistant Administrator for EPA's Office of Air and Radiation, Gina McCarthy has been a leading advocate for win-win strategies to confront climate change and strengthen our green economy. During her tenure, EPA has taken important steps to limit greenhouse gas emissions and to protect public health by reducing air pollution.

Prior to her confirmation, McCarthy served as the Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. In her 25 year career, she has worked at both the state and local levels on critical
environmental issues and helped coordinate policies on economic growth, energy, transportation and the environment.  She also has extensive experience with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the nation's first market-based greenhouse gas cap-and-trade system.

McCarthy received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and a joint Master of Science in Environmental Health Engineering and Planning and Policy from Tufts University.

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