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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Environment - More on "Senate to consider Hoosier Janet McCabe for top EPA post"

Updating this post from April 7th, here is the videocast of this morning's public hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on the nomination of Janet McCabe, President Obama's nominee to head the EPA's Office of Air and Radiation. Also available on the same page are the opening remarks of Ms. McCabe.

Ms. McCabe's introductory remarks begin a little after the 34-minute mark. Her husband, Jon Larimore, and children are seated behind her.

The Hill this afternoon has a story by Laura Barron-Lopez headed "EPA nominee stirs up deep-seated climate views in Senate." The story begins:

A Senate hearing on the nominee for a top Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) post had lawmakers battling over carbon emissions limits and extreme weather events on Tuesday.

Janet McCabe, President Obama's nominee to be assistant chief of the EPA's Office of Air and Radiation, fielded a fair amount of questions, but spent a majority of her time watching Senators duke it out over whether climate change exists or not.

Democrats on the Environment and Public Works Committee defended McCabe and the EPA's proposed carbon pollution standards for new and existing coal-fired power plants.

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the committee, had few questions for McCabe, whom she called "eminently qualified." Instead, Boxer used her time to slam Republicans for trying to derail the EPA carbon emissions rules.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on April 8, 2014 05:23 PM
Posted to Environment