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Gov. Rauner Appoints Energy Trade Group Head To IEPA

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Governor Bruce Rauner has appointed Alec Messina as the new head of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. 

He replaces Lisa Bonnett, a carryover from the Pat Quinn administration who announced her resignation from the state agency Friday. 

Messina previously served as the Executive Director of the Illinois Environmental Regulatory Group.  That’s a trade association whose members include Ameren, Archer Daniels Midland Company, and ExxonMobil.  Messina also served as the IEPA's chief legal counsel from 2005 to 2010.