"Republicans Press Biden Environment Nominee On Obama-Era Policy"

"Republicans senators pressed one of President Biden’s nominees for a major environmental post on a power plant regulation she helped promulgate during the Obama administration.

The lawmakers on the Environment and Public Works Committee particularly honed in on the regulation during a hearing to examine Janet McCabe's nomination to be deputy Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator and that of Brenda Mallory to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ).

“Do you believe that the EPA has the authority to ... regulate a power plant’s carbon dioxide emissions outside the fence line as the Clean Power Plan did?” the panel’s top Republican, Sen. Shelly Moore Capito (W.Va.), asked McCabe."

Rachel Frazin reports for The Hill March 3, 2021.

Source: The Hill, 03/04/2021