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Get ready for a new confirmation battle gearing up in Washington Gina McCarthy.
President Obama's nominee to run the Environmental Protection Agency the EPA under fire for -- batch of internal emails just now.
That -- -- some of them live in DC now good morning.
Morning ability you know Chris Porter of via competitive -- -- it was the first report that former administrator of the EPA Lisa Jackson maintained a separate email account.
Under the name Richard Windsor to conduct official business.
When EPA refused to turn over those emails a court ordered them to do so.
Now with assistant administrator Gina McCarthy up for the top job and EPA these emails are garnering close scrutiny on the hill.
Republican senators bitter and in -- have penned a letter to the EPA that says quote.
We are deeply troubled by the practice of administrator Jackson's alias email account under the name of Richard Windsor.
Of which concern we are sure you are aware.
Further we have uncovered many instances in which EPA officials have use non EPA accounts to conduct business in violation of EPA policy.
And then just last Friday a third installment of these emails was released many are heavily redacted -- McCarthy's name is either withheld in full.
Are fully blacked out in most of these emails.
Her most frequent correspondent should have been -- McCarthy and the records they're clearly withholding.
Other records from -- McCarthy.
McCarthy is the architect of a new cafe standards four cars that will require them to get 39 miles per gallon.
By the year 2019.
And she's also the the author new EP plant restrictions which basically put coal fired.
Plants out of business so there's the controversy there she has supporters that -- not done.
Yet even among the ranks of -- many Republicans senator in off praises her for honesty and when she suggested to him that.
Lowering CO2 levels in the US would do little to affect climate change because the real problem with.
With air pollution is in China.
And in the developing world.
And it's it goes without saying that environmentalists are are very praiseworthy of her.
Gina McCarthy has a very well established reputation.
For working closely with people.
On both sides of the aisle she's worked for several Republican governors including Mitt Romney when he was.
Governor of Massachusetts.
A date for her confirmation hearing as yet -- set but probably built within the next few weeks -- Doug thank you -- -- -- more on those emails.
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