Climate-change skeptic from Texas won't head up environmental agency

Trump plans to withdraw climate skeptic's nomination to environmental office: report

Amid strong opposition and doubts that she'd be able to clear the Republican-controlled Senate, the nomination of Kathleen Hartnett White to serve as President Trump's top environmental adviser was shelved late Saturday in an admission by the White House that their pick was unlikely to be confirmed. Before gives an account of Saturday that Hartnett White would never again be considered for the part, Trump re-selected her last month to restart the procedure for Senate affirmation.

The Washington Post first reported late Saturday on plans by the White House to pull White's nomination, citing two administration officials who had been briefed on the matter but spoke on condition of anonymity because the White House has not formally announced its decision.

The White House confirmed the plans to HuffPost. She has called carbon dioxide not a pollutant but "a necessary nutrient for plant life". Senators challenged her statements about climate change, which go against the scientific consensus that man-made greenhouse gases are the primary driver of rising temperatures, during her confirmation hearing in November.

"But I believe that there are differences of opinions on that, that there's not one right answer", she added.

White came under fire for her past remarks about climate change.

. Confirming Harnett White, the group said, "would have serious consequences for people and the ecosystems of the only planet that can support us".




When Senator Ben Cardin, Democrat of Maryland, asked White if she believes climate change is real, she said "I am uncertain".

During Perry's tenure as governor of Texas, White often was critical of what she called the Obama administration's "imperial EPA", the Environmental Protection Agency, and she opposed stricter limits on air and water pollution.

Her withdrawal brought relief to some of her critics.

White also worked at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a right-leaning think tank where she was a senior fellow.

Environment and Public Works Chairman John Barrasso of Wyoming, who has praised Hartnett White as having "broad" experience in environmental issues, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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