Trump gives up on Hartnett White for CEQ

Trump plans to withdraw climate skeptic's nomination to environmental office report

A White House official confirms with NPR that Kathleen Hartnett White's controversial nomination to head the Council on Environmental Quality is being withdrawn.

White did not immediately respond to questions from CNN at the time asking which quotes she believed were taken out of context. But President Donald Trump last month. Hartnett White's designation terminated a year ago after Democratic restriction slowed down her affirmation.

The Council on Environmental Quality deals with a variety of issues such as infrastructure, conservation, and air quality.

The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment.

She then corrected herself saying, "No, I'm not".

"Withdrawing Kathleen Hartnett White's nomination is the right thing to do", said Senator Tom Carper of DE, the top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. "I jumped ahead. Climate change is of course real".

Hartnett White recommended in 2014 that petroleum derivatives helped prompt the finish of subjection since they "broke up the monetary legitimization" for it.

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

"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".

For GOP lawmakers like Sens. "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".

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved White for the post on a party-line vote, but her nomination languished at the end of 2017.

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.

Trump pulled the USA from the Paris climate accords a year ago and has moved to end former President Obama's Clean Power Plan.

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