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Fri Jan 14, 2022, 01:48 PM

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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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Friday OP
wiggs Friday #1
Hugh_Lebowski Friday #3
BumRushDaShow Friday #8
bucolic_frolic Friday #2
BlueIdaho Friday #4
turbinetree Friday #5
TeamProg Friday #6
onecaliberal Friday #7

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 01:56 PM

1. appoint her as 'acting' officer in that position. nt

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Response to wiggs (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:00 PM

3. I'm thinking David Uhlmann is a male :)

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!

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Response to wiggs (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:44 PM

8. He can't do that

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.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:00 PM

2. Do what Mitch would do

Ignore her

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:19 PM

4. Individual Senators wield way too much power.

Itís time to strip the Senate of its vestiges of the ďHouse of Lords.Ē

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:20 PM

5. I guess this libertarian dipsh*t forgot that good old Bill Gates is building a nuclear power plant

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

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:25 PM

6. Everything Republicans do is the exact opposite of what should be done. n/t

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Jan 14, 2022, 02:26 PM

7. Ignore the traitor party and just put the person in the job.

This isnít about governing. Itís about blocking democratic governance.

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