The Trump administration plans to withdraw its nomination of Kathleen Hartnett White, a climate change skeptic, to lead the Council on Environmental Quality, a White House official said.
While advancing a book she co-wrote in 2016, Fueling Freedom: Exposing the Mad War on Energy, Hartnett White commended non-renewable energy source vitality for doing "work that we generally would need to do [ourselves]". But President Donald Trump last month.
While most of President Trump's nominations to environmental policy posts have been approved, Congress has declined to take up the cause of Hartnett White.
The Council on Environmental Quality deals with a variety of issues such as infrastructure, conservation, and air quality.
She cleared the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee previous year on a party-line vote, but Democratic opposition meant the White House had to renominate her this month. "When it comes to insulating our towns and cities from climate change, or protecting our children from toxic pollutants and chemicals, there should be no compromise".
Hartnett White recommended in 2014 that petroleum derivatives helped prompt the finish of subjection since they "broke up the monetary legitimization" for it.
Democrats and environmental activists hailed the decision to pull the nomination.
"What you never hear and regrettably not even from our side is there is no environmental crisis", she at an Americans for Prosperity conference titled, "The EPA's Job Crushing Regulatory Assault". Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), who have fought to clean up mercury contamination, that could raise concerns. Trump resubmitted White's nomination in January.
"Withdrawing Kathleen Hartnett White's nomination is the right thing to do, and I believe it is past time for this administration to nominate a thoughtful environmental and public health champion to lead this critical office in the federal government".
White was a senior fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a conservative think tank that received funding from Koch Industries, ExxonMobil, Chevron and other fossil-fuels companies.