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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy makes remarks during a news conference Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Salt Lake City. The head of the EPA was in Salt Lake City Tuesday to talk about the agency's efforts to reduce carbon pollution. The Utah appearance by EPA administrator McCarthy is her first stop in a three-city tour that also includes Seattle and Portland. She is meeting with politicians, local leaders and business people as the EPA tries to implement President Barack Obama's climate-change plan. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy makes remarks during a news conference Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Salt Lake City. The head of the EPA was in Salt Lake City Tuesday to talk about the agency's efforts to reduce carbon pollution. The Utah appearance by EPA administrator McCarthy is her first stop in a three-city tour that also includes Seattle and Portland. She is meeting with politicians, local leaders and business people as the EPA tries to implement President Barack Obama's climate-change plan. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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