Climate Dominates Questions For 2 Biden Enviro Nominees

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (March 3, 2021, 4:15 PM EST) -- President Joe Biden's picks for two top environmental positions faced a flurry of climate change questions at a nomination hearing Wednesday, on issues from pipeline permitting to sea level rise to how federal agencies should calculate harms caused by carbon dioxide emissions.

Brenda Mallory, nominated to lead the White House Council on Environmental Quality, and Janet McCabe, nominated to serve as deputy administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, appeared before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to face lawmakers' questions.

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.V., the top Republican on the committee, made clear to McCabe, head of the EPA's...

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