Kathleen Hartnett White's nominee withdraw by White House

Kathleen Hartnett White's nominee withdraw by White House

Kathleen Hartnett White's nominee withdraw by White House

Her nomination was advanced by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on a party-line vote in November, but she was unable to gain enough Republican support for a floor vote.

A climate-change skeptic won't become President Trump's chief environmental aide after her nomination toiled in the Senate for months.

Though the withdrawal has not been announced by the White House, staffers appraised of the situation say the decision to withdraw her name has already been made.

The failure of her nomination marks a small upset for the Trump administration's environmental agenda.

She is a former member and commissioner of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Hartnett-White, a former Texas regulator, eked through the confirmation process previous year with only Republican votes despite radical views on issues like climate change and a humiliating public hearing at which she questions.

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"The nominee to lead the critical work of the White House Council on Environmental Quality must be a true leader - someone who can build alliances, work with Congress and be seen as an honest broker", Carper said.

The committee's top Democrat Thomas R. Carper of DE had threatened to try to block her confirmation.

The Council on Environmental Quality deals with a variety of issues such as infrastructure, conservation, and air quality. "In that entire corpus there may be some mistakes", White said.

CNN's KFile reported Hartnett White, who would have overseen environmental and energy policies across the government, had described the belief in "global warming" as a "kind of paganism" for "secular elites" during a September 2016 interview on "The Right Perspective", an online conservative radio show.

Environmentalists, who had been alarmed by her nomination, celebrated the news.

Neither the White House nor Hartnett White responded to requests for comments, the newspaper said. "This is a victory for science, and Trump would do well to listen to our voices and nominate someone who will put communities, not polluters, first".

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