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President Obama announces his choices (from left) of MIT physics professor Ernest Moniz for energy secretary, Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency, and Wal-Mart Foundation President Sylvia Mathews Burwell to head the Office of Management and Budget during a ceremony Monday in the East Room of the White House. (Associated Press)

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President Obama announces in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Monday, March 4, 2013, that he will nominate (from left) Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicist Ernest Moniz for secretary of energy, Gina McCarthy as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; and Wal-mart Foundation President Sylvia Mathews Burwell to head the White House Office of Management and Budget. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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**FILE** Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson gestures during an interview April 17, 2012, with The Associated Press at the agency's Washington headquarters. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson gestures during an interview April 17, 2012, with The Associated Press at the agency's Washington headquarters. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** President Obama talks with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson on Jan. 10, 2012, at EPA headquarters. (Associated Press)

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“It was not a partisan undertaking,” said Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, a Republican who is running for governor, of his successful challenge of the EPA. “This really would have allowed them to take a club to our economy.” (Associated Press)

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“It was not a partisan undertaking,” said Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, a Republican who is running for governor, of his successful challenge of the EPA. “This really would have allowed them to take a club to our economy.” (Associated Press)

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Illustration EPA Human Experiments by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

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The EPA is preparing a report on environment aspects of “fracking,” a method of drilling for natural gas and oil that has been a boon for many communities. (Associated Press)

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The EPA is preparing a report on environment aspects of “fracking,” a method of drilling for natural gas and oil that has been a boon for many communities. (Associated Press)

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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson gives an interview to The Associated Press at the agency's headquarters in Washington on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Lisa Jackson, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at EPA Headquarters in Washington on April 17, 2012. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** In this April 17, 2012, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson gestures during an interview with The Associated Press at EPA Headquarters in Washington. In its first major regulation since the election, the Obama administration will impose a new air quality standard that reduces by 20 percent the maximum amount of soot released into the air from smokestacks, diesel trucks and other sources of pollution. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)

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**FILE** Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson gestures during an interview April 17, 2012, with The Associated Press at the agency's Washington headquarters. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Lisa Jackson, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at EPA Headquarters in Washington on April 17, 2012. (Associated Press)

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Illustration: EPA by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

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** FILE ** This April 17, 2012, file photo shows Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson during an interview with The Associated Press at EPA Headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File)

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** FILE ** In this Oct. 21, 2010, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson, listens during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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Illustration: EPA by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

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Illustration EPA Job Killers by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times