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Politico: Inhofe Redux
September 16, 2010

Posted by Matt Dempsey

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POLITICO's Morning Energy

By Darren Samuelsohn

September 16, 2010

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INHOFE REDUX: Environment and Public Works would certainly be an interesting place under Republican control. Jim Inhofe was in charge from 2002-2006, chairing hearings that investigated climate science and the journalists who cover the issue. If he gets the gavel back, Inhofe said he is planning some oversight of the Obama administration.

"As fond as I am of Lisa Jackson, and I am, still I always have this feeling she's not calling the shots," Inhofe said. "It's Carol Browner. And we don't have that good relationship.... I think we'd want to investigate, for example, we can go back and look, what specifically [Jackson's] told us in public meetings on the endangerment finding."

PUTTING THE PW IN EPW: Inhofe said he would give the infrastructure side of the panel some exercise. "I want a transportation reauthorization. I want a WRDA bill." But he's already envisioning problems with deficit-sensitive senators on his side of the aisle. "We have a lot of gun shy Republicans who are hard sells on infrastructure for some unknown reasons."


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