EPA Concessions Clear Way For Senate Vote On Nominee

Law360, New York (July 10, 2013, 1:52 PM EDT) -- The ranking member of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee backed down on Tuesday from threats to filibuster President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, after the agency outlined plans to disclose data underlying air quality mandates and re-evaluate its economic modeling practices.

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., said in a statement that he would support handling the nomination of Gina McCarthy, who currently heads the clean air division of the EPA's Office of Air and Radiation, on the Senate floor without...
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