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White House To Withdraw Nominee For Top Environmental Position

Kathleen Hartnett White has a pretty skeptical view on climate change.

By Ethan Weston | February 4, 2018

The White House intends to withdraw Kathleen Hartnett White as its nomination to head the Council on Environmental Quality.

White has a pretty skeptical view of climate change. That made her a controversial pick for the position, even among members of President Donald Trump's own party.

White's nomination was first announced in October 2017, and in November that year more than 300 scientists signed a letter asking the Senate to reject her confirmation. President Trump resubmitted her nomination to the Senate in January.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN