White House Pulls Nomination of Hartnett White To Head CEQ

"The White House has withdrawn its controversial nominee to head the Council on Environmental Quality, Kathleen Hartnett White, whose selection failed to gather momentum with some Senate Republicans raising questions about her expertise.

The administration released a statement Sunday in which Hartnett White asked that her name be pulled from further consideration, effective immediately. President Trump had re-nominated Hartnett White for the job in January after the Senate failed to vote on her nomination during the last congressional session, due in part to fierce opposition from Democrats.

“I want to thank President Trump for his confidence in me and I will continue to champion his policies and leadership on environmental and energy issues of critical importance to making our nation great, prosperous and secure again,” she said in the statement."

Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis report for the Washington Post February 4, 2018.


"Trump Gives up on Hartnett White for CEQ" (Greenwire)

"Trump to Withdraw Nomination of Climate Skeptic as Top Environmental Adviser" (New York Times)

"Trump To Pull Nomination Of Top Environmental Adviser" (AP)

Source: Washington Post, 02/05/2018