PHL-CAW
4/20/2005
  Carper Goes Nuclear --
I am surprised that more of the "progressive" websites in Delaware that "watch" and "alert" the public to these kind of things have not been more publicly supportive of the senator. We need to thank Mr. Carper for taking a stand and demanding that the EPA answer his questions. Senator Roth would be proud.

Senator Roth vs Tom Carper

"I do this with a heavy heart and with much regret because I think Stephen Johnson is well qualified to head the EPA," Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., said in announcing his decision this week to block a vote on Johnson. Carper said he was acting because the EPA and the White House had ignored his request for an analysis of the economic, health and environmental impact of his alternative bill to Bush's clean-air plan...

Sen. Trent Lott, R-Mississippi,
whose state is home to threatened military bases, last month blocked a Senate vote on the nominee to head a base closing commission. Bush circumvented the hold by appointing all nine members of the commission while lawmakers were on their Easter recess.

Stephen Donato
www.phl-caw.org


EPA Nominee Blocked Over 'Clear Skies' Test
Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, April 15, 2005; Page A23
Yesterday's hold was placed by Sen. Thomas R. Carper (Del.), who has long demanded that the EPA conduct scientific reviews of two legislative plans introduced in recent years as alternatives to President Bush's signature air pollution proposal, the "Clear Skies" initiative. Carper said he would not lift the hold until the EPA gave him an "ironclad" guarantee it would evaluate the other plans.


Senators Acting Alone Can Block Nominees (washingtonpost.com)
 
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