**FILE** Heather Zichal, deputy assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House on March 12, 2012. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Heather Zichal, deputy assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House on March 12, 2012. (Associated Press)