15 April 2005 17:23 [Source: ICIS news]
WASHINGTON (CNI)--Senator Thomas Carper (Democrat-Delaware) has placed a temporary hold on the confirmation vote for Stephen Johnson to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The hold, a courtesy allowed senators, could delay the vote indefinitely.
Sen. Carper said he regretted the action "because I think Stephen Johnson is well-qualified to head the EPA.”
The senator said for the past two years he has asked EPA for an analysis of the economic, health and environmental impacts of legislation he has introduced to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide, mercury and carbon dioxide.
Sen. Carper said although the administration has conducted such an analysis of its own “Clear Skies” proposal, "I’ve repeatedly been denied an analysis of my proposal, presumably because the White House is afraid of what it might show."
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