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Senate Confirms Justice Department’s Top Environmental Cop

Oct. 11, 2018, 4:58 PM

The Department of Justice has a new leader for its environmental division after the Senate confirmed the Trump administration’s nominee on a narrow, mostly party-line vote.

Jeffery Bossert Clark will now head the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division after the Senate confirmed his nomination Oct. 11 on a 52-45 vote. Only two Democrats voted in favor of confirming Clark: Sens. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Claire McCaskill (Mo.).

Clark’s nomination languished in the Senate for more than a year, with Democratic lawmakers scrutinizing his ties to his former corporate clients.

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