EPA, Energy Dept. Chiefs To Appear at House Climate Hearing Sept. 18

"House Republicans have snagged high-profile witnesses for a Sept. 18 hearing on the White House's new climate plan: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz."

"The Energy and Commerce Committee last month asked 13 federal agencies to send their top official or a designee to testify. The EPA and the Energy Department both went with their leaders, a committee aide said Wednesday.

But Energy and Power subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) appears to have gotten an underwhelming response from other agencies. McCarthy and Moniz are the only witnesses confirmed to date, the aide said."

Ben Geman reports for The Hill's E2 Wire September 4, 2013.

SEE ALSO:

"New Power Plant Emission Rules, the First Big Step of Obama's Climate Plan, Will Emerge This Week" (ClimateWire)

"House Climate Hearing Draws EPA, Energy Dept. Chiefs – And That’S It" (Hill/E2 Wire)

"No, The Obama Administration Isn’t ‘Stiffing’ A House Committee Hearing On Climate Change" (Climate Progress)

Source: Hill/E2 Wire, 09/17/2013