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- Karen Gautreaux deputy secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
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- Marianne Horinko former Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator (2003) and Assistant Administrator for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER); currently executive director of the Global Environment and Technology Foundation
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