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WASHINGTON (July 18, 2013) - The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement in response to today's Senate vote confirming Gina McCarthy as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:

"We commend the Senate for confirming Gina McCarthy to head EPA. ACC and its  members look forward to working with her to ensure that regulations protect health and the environment while at the same time encouraging innovation, competitiveness and job creation. Stakeholder engagement and reliance on sound science will be essential to the development of  balanced environmental rules that, combined with sensible energy policies , will ensure the United States remains an attractive place for manufacturers to invest."


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