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Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Ian Bowles has named Laurie Burt, founder of the environmental law practice at the Boston firm of Foley Hoag LLP, commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Burt, who takes office Sept. 4, is a senior partner at Foley Hoag and has focused her practice on environmental compliance and land use redevelopment projects. She has represented national and international corporations, real estate developers, educational institutions and public authorities in environmental litigation, enforcement actions, voluntary cleanups and permit activities. Prior to joining Foley Hoag in 1980, she was an assistant attorney general in environmental law enforcement.

In addition, Burt is currently vice president of the Boston Bar Association, and was scheduled to become president-elect in September. She is also co-chair of the Appalachian Mountain Club's board of advisors, having served as president of the board of directors from 2000 to 2004.

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