News from Around the Block

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a confirmation hearing for three Trump nominees.

Annie Caputo and David Wright, nominees for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), are due to testify, as is Commissioner Kristine Svinicki, who has been renominated to her position as NRC chairwoman. The committee is scheduled to vote on Svinicki’s nomination on Thursday.

Also on the agenda is Susan Bodine, Trump’s pick to be assistant administrator for the EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance and the committee’s chief counsel.


A House Agriculture Committee panel will meet to discuss small water infrastructure.


Michael Gove is the United Kingdom’s new environment minister, to the dismay of environmentalists, the Guardian reports.


Georgia Power has reached a deal to secure billions of dollars in financing and contracting work for its Plant Vogtle plant, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.


The natural gas industry has started a group dubbed Your Energy to support gas pipelines on the East Coast, the Huffington Post reports.


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