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Monday, April 07, 2014

Environment - "Senate to consider nominee Janet McCabe for top EPA post"

Laura Barron-Lopez wrote Friday in The Hill's Energy IssueWatch Newsletter:

A Senate panel is set to consider President Obama’'s nominee for a top post within the Environmental Protection Agency next week, which will likely stir up the fight over contentious climate change regulations.

On Tuesday, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Janet McCabe for assistant administrator of the EPA'’s Office of Air and Radiation, which she currently occupies in an acting capacity.

McCabe has testified before Congress multiple times in the past year on the administration’'s carbon emissions limits for coal-fired power plants, and the science behind a number of the agency'’s regulations.

Senate Republicans on the committee like Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) who fiercely opposes Obama’s climate change policies and the power plant regulations could put up a fight over McCabe’'s nomination. Vitter and his fellow Republicans know McCabe plays a crucial role in finalizing the rules, which are a key piece of Obama’s second-term legacy.

ILB: Here is the website of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, with a link to the upcoming Tuesday, April 8th full Committee hearing entitled, “Hearing on the Nominations of Janet G. McCabe to be the Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Ann E. Dunkin to be the Assistant Administrator for Environmental Information of the EPA, and Manuel H. Ehrlich, Jr., to be a Member of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.” The hearing begins at 10:00 AM.

Here are earlier ILB posts
on Ms. McCabe.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 7, 2014 08:42 AM
Posted to Environment