Senate EPW Committee Holds Hearing On Nominations
On April 8, 2014, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) held a hearing to consider the following three nominees for EPA posts: Janet McCabe, nominated for EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation (OAR); Ann Dunkin, nominated for EPA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Environmental Information; and Manny Ehrlich, nominated to be a member of the Chemical Safety Board. Consideration of the nomination of McCabe to become Assistant Administrator for OAR appeared to be the most contentious. Several Republican Members of the EPW Committee expressed their concerns with several EPA rules coming out of the OAR, including the proposed regulation of power plant emissions from new and existing plants.
A copy of EPW Committee Chair Barbara Boxer's (D-CA) opening statement, which references the experience of the three nominees, is available online.