Environment & Energy Report

Waiting Game Begins as EPA Nominees Sail Through Committee

Oct. 25, 2017, 2:47 PMUpdated: Oct. 25, 2017, 6:01 PM

President Donald Trump’s picks to staff the EPA and the nation’s nuclear regulator sailed through a Senate committee, but they face a longer road to getting a confirmation vote.

The Senate Environment and Public Works committee Oct. 25 approved Michael Dourson to head the Environmental Protection Agency’s chemicals office and William Wehrum for the agency’s air division. The panel also approved by voice vote the nominations of Matthew Leopold to be the EPA’s assistant administrator for the Office of General Counsel and David Ross to serve as EPA’s assistant administrator for the Office of Water.

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