Volume 91 Issue 21 | p. 11 | News of The Week
Issue Date: May 27, 2013

EPA Chief Still Unconfirmed

Partisan wrangling bedevils Lisa McCarthy’s nomination
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: EPA, administrator, nominations, DOE, Senate, Obama

A Senate vote on President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency is entangled in Republican political maneuvering.

Regina McCarthy, the President’s choice to captain EPA, is widely respected and has support from industry, state regulators, and environmental groups. But her nomination, announced in March, is moving slowly through the Senate.

Republicans prevented the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee’s scheduled May 9 vote on McCarthy’s nomination. Sen. David . . .

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