Ohio Sen. Stalls EPA No. 2 Nominee Over Climate Bill

Law360, New York (July 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, has delayed President Barack Obama's nominee for second-in-command at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in response to what the senator says is the agency's failure to properly analyze an energy and climate bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives.

In a letter Monday to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Voinovich said he had placed a procedural hold on Obama's nomination of Robert Perciasepe to the position of deputy administrator because of a “continued dissatisfaction” with the agency's economic modeling for the bill....
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