Senate EPW Backs Key EPA Nominees But GOP Fears Biden CWA Policy

May 26, 2021
The Senate Environment & Public Works Committee (EPW) has approved President Joe Biden’s nominations of Michal Freedhoff to head EPA’s toxics office and Radhika Fox to be the agency’s water policy chief, but six GOP senators opposed Fox -- partly due to their fears about the Biden EPA’s Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction policy. During a May 26 business meeting, environment panel members voted 19-1 to approve Freedhoff’s nomination to lead the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP)...

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