Obama Climate Plan Deals A Blow To McCarthy Confirmation

Law360, New York (June 28, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama's recent decision to move ahead with a comprehensive plan to combat climate change without a permanent head in place at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency leaves current nominee Gina McCarthy with a tougher path to confirmation by inflaming her critics and raising the regulatory stakes.

McCarthy, who currently heads the EPA's air office, has already faced resistance from Republican lawmakers who have ramped up their outrage with the administration since the White House announced plans Tuesday to regulate carbon emissions from existing power...
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