"White House: Conservatives Want This Ex-Regulator To Be CEQ Boss"

"Climate skeptics are rallying from a recent defeat by promoting another candidate who has questioned humans' role in climate change for a top White House environment job.

Donald van der Vaart, the top environmental regulator under former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R), has earned the backing of some critics of mainstream climate science to lead the Council on Environmental Quality.

The momentum building for van der Vaart comes days after his allies witnessed former Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Chairwoman Kathleen Hartnett White's nomination collapse, largely under the weight of her past comments questioning prevailing climate science."

Zack Colman reports for ClimateWire February 16, 2018.

Source: ClimateWire, 02/19/2018