Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Concerns raised about NOAA deputy administrator nominee stall confirma tion process

Expand Messages
  • npat1
    Concerns raised about NOAA deputy administrator nominee stall confirmation process Posted on Tuesday, December 05, 2006 Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ted
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 6, 2006
    • 0 Attachment
      Concerns raised about NOAA deputy administrator nominee stall
      confirmation process

      Posted on Tuesday, December 05, 2006

      Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ted Stevens (R-AK) took the
      nomination of Jane Luxton to be NOAA deputy administrator and possible
      Climate Change Science Program director off the agenda of a committee
      hearing today after deciding not to proceed further with the
      confirmation process this year. This step resulted from intervention
      by several members of the committee, showing responsiveness to
      concerns raised about the appropriateness of the nomination. We have
      criticized this nomination. The committee is wise to step back and,
      when they take up this matter in 2007, members should consider this
      position in the context of a serious examination of the important
      position of Climate Change Science Program director, its place in the
      overall structure, and how it should be filled.

      See Details
      http://www.climatesciencewatch.org/index.php

      Also see:

      Questions about White House nominee to replace Jim Mahoney at NOAA
      Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2006

      [...] "some 14 months after Mahoney announced his retirement and some
      6 months after he actually retired. Commerce Deputy Assistant
      Secretary Bill Brennan remains as the acting CCSP director, and from
      what we have be able to ascertain, so far is serving basically as a
      placeholder, while the administration continues its dilatory, careless
      approach to putting strong leadership at the head of the program."

      http://www.climatesciencewatch.org/index.php/csw/details/luxton-
      nomination/
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.