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Gina McCarthy testifies during a public hearing in 2007, when she was head of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. (AP Photo/Jack Sauer)

Top EPA contender draws fire

Senate Republicans are stepping up their complaints about the Environmental Protection Agency’s top clean air official, Gina MCCarthy, as she emerges as President Barack Obama’s likely pick to head the agency.
Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire addresses an audience celebrating progress on the Alaskan Way Viaduct in 2012. (Gov. Chris Gregoire/Flickr)

Obama to nominate Washington governor as EPA chief, source says

A senior source in Washington’s congressional delegation says outgoing Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire will be nominated to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.