The Senate confirmed Gina McCarthy as the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, ending a standoff that had delayed her confirmation for months. McCarthy brings with her 25 years of experience in environmental policymaking, including a stint as head of the EPA Office of Air and Radiation. Several industry groups expressed support for McCarthy, and the American Chemistry Council and its members said they "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."

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