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Republicans boycott committee vote on EPA chief nominee

10:27 AM MDT | May 10, 2013 | Rebecca Coons

Republican Senators on the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) boycotted a vote to advance President Obama's nomination of Gina McCarthy as EPA chief, saying in a statement that the EPA was "stonewalling" their requests for more information about McCarthy and accusing the agency of trying to hide the "dubious emails" and "secret science" behind its rule-making. "For too long EPA has failed to deliver on the promises of transparency espoused by President Barack Obama, former administrator Lisa...

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