Published: Mon, February 05, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

White Home Plans To Withdraw 'Conspiracy Theorist And Anti-Science Extremist' Decide

White Home Plans To Withdraw 'Conspiracy Theorist And Anti-Science Extremist' Decide

White did not immediately respond to questions from CNN at the time asking which quotes she believed were taken out of context.

The White House late Saturday confirmed plans to withdraw the nomination of a climate change sceptic with ties to the fossil fuel industry to serve as President Donald Trump's top environmental adviser.

She was also a critic of the Obama administration's environmental initiatives, calling them a "deluded and illegitimate battle against climate change" in an op-ed for The Hill past year and arguing against regulations like the Clean Power Plan rule for power plants.

As a result of the cool response, the White as reportedly chose to withdraw White's nomination.

White has been criticized for comments on climate change.

She then corrected herself saying, "No, I'm not".

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Several news outlets confirmed late Saturday that White's nomination was pulled. "When it comes to insulating our towns and cities from climate change, or protecting our children from toxic pollutants and chemicals, there should be no compromise".

Democrats also assailed White's writings in which she called renewable energy "unreliable and parasitic", described global warming as "a creed, a faith, a dogma that has little to do with science", and asserted that science does not dictate policy in democracies.

She previously railed against her own party for failing to campaign on the idea that the United States has "almost no real environmental problems".

"Kathleen Hartnett-White is a conspiracy theorist and anti-science extremist who would threaten public health as the White House's top environmental advisor", Sara Chieffo, vice president of government affairs at the League of Conservation Voters, said in a statement.

"Withdrawing Kathleen Hartnett White's nomination is the right thing to do", said Senator Tom Carper of DE, the top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.

White could not be reached for comment. That includes Andrew R. Wheeler, a coal lobbyist, to be deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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