03/22/2014 09:57 am ET

As Listener And Saleswoman, E.P.A. Chief Takes To The Road For Climate Rules

BEULAH, N.D. — Gina McCarthy was deep in enemy territory.

Here on this wind-whipped prairie pocked with strip mines, Ms. McCarthy, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, faced 20 coal miners, union workers and local politicians deeply suspicious of the new climate change regulations she had come to pitch.

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