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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin

(109,550 posts)
Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:48 PM Jan 2022

GOP senator blocks Biden EPA nominees over coal plant decision

Source: The Hill

Sen. Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) on Friday confirmed she placed a hold on President Biden's nominee for a senior Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) position, citing concerns over the EPA's policy toward a coal plant in her state.

Senate Environment Committee Chair Tom Carper (D-Del.) said on Wednesday that the nomination of David Uhlmann for the EPA's assistant administrator for enforcement and compliance assurance had been pulled from the schedule. Carper said during a markup that an unnamed committee member was waiting for further information from the agency before deciding whether to back the nomination.

In a statement Wednesday, Lummis confirmed she was the senator in question, and said that she had decided to block the nomination after the EPA rejected the state's regional haze plan for the Jim Bridger Power Plant in southeastern Wyoming. Regional haze refers to air pollution's impact on visibility in 156 national parks and wilderness areas.

Lummis's office confirmed she would hold all four of Biden's currently unconfirmed EPA nominees over the issue.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gop-senator-blocks-biden-epa-nominees-over-coal-plant-decision/ar-AASN3eE



Wyoming is suing other states that refuse to use coal. Maybe it's time for them to move into the 21st century.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/wyoming/articles/2021-03-15/wyoming-lawmakers-back-fund-to-sue-other-states-over-coal
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GOP senator blocks Biden EPA nominees over coal plant decision (Original Post) Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 2022 OP
appoint her as 'acting' officer in that position. nt wiggs Jan 2022 #1
I'm thinking David Uhlmann is a male :) Hugh_Lebowski Jan 2022 #3
He can't do that BumRushDaShow Jan 2022 #8
Do what Mitch would do bucolic_frolic Jan 2022 #2
Individual Senators wield way too much power. BlueIdaho Jan 2022 #4
I guess this libertarian dipsh*t forgot that good old Bill Gates is building a nuclear power plant turbinetree Jan 2022 #5
Everything Republicans do is the exact opposite of what should be done. n/t TeamProg Jan 2022 #6
Ignore the traitor party and just put the person in the job. onecaliberal Jan 2022 #7
 

Hugh_Lebowski

(33,643 posts)
3. I'm thinking David Uhlmann is a male :)
Fri Jan 14, 2022, 03:00 PM
Jan 2022

But yeah, f*** it, just install him, Joe!

Then let it go to court.

There really is no sense in playing fair anymore, the PuQ's laugh at us when we do, and the voters don't notice, so ...

Just do it!

BumRushDaShow

(132,012 posts)
8. He can't do that
Fri Jan 14, 2022, 03:44 PM
Jan 2022

Unless the nominee was already either -

1.) previously confirmed by the Senate in some other capacity or is
2.) currently a civil servant in the federal government

then a President can't unilaterally "appoint" someone into such a position requiring Senate confirmation whether as "acting" or not.

David Uhlmann is currently a professor at University of Michigan's Law school.

BlueIdaho

(13,582 posts)
4. Individual Senators wield way too much power.
Fri Jan 14, 2022, 03:19 PM
Jan 2022

It’s time to strip the Senate of its vestiges of the “House of Lords.”

turbinetree

(24,794 posts)
5. I guess this libertarian dipsh*t forgot that good old Bill Gates is building a nuclear power plant
Fri Jan 14, 2022, 03:20 PM
Jan 2022

in Wyoming up near Kemmerer,......or did she forget that small fact......resign, your dangerous...I don't like acid rain.....

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/nov/16/bill-gates-natrium-nuclear-power-plant-wyomning-kemmerer

onecaliberal

(33,432 posts)
7. Ignore the traitor party and just put the person in the job.
Fri Jan 14, 2022, 03:26 PM
Jan 2022

This isn’t about governing. It’s about blocking democratic governance.

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