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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Environment - “I come from Indiana where people rely on coal,” said Janet McCabe

That is a quote from this story today in the LCJ by Gannett Washington reporter Maureen Groppe on Ms. McCabe's testimony yesterday before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. (ILB background here.) More:

WASHINGTON – Janet McCabe, the former state air regulator nominated to be the nation’s top air official, called on her Indiana experience to assure senators Tuesday that she’s sensitive to the economic impact of environmental regulations.

Testifying at her confirmation hearing, McCabe said that when she was at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management she worked with both Indiana industries and public health and environmental groups to improve air quality while supporting business.

“I come from Indiana where people rely on coal,” said McCabe, who has been nominated to head the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air and Radiation.

McCabe told the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee that her experience as head of air quality for IDEM from 1998 to 2005 taught her that “government works best when all perspectives are at the table.”

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 9, 2014 11:37 AM
Posted to Environment