Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Climate Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByHiroko Tabuchi and Tryggvi Adalbjornsson July 28, 2018 The lawyer nominated to run the Superfund toxic cleanup program is steeped in the complexities of restoring polluted rivers and chemical dumps. He spent more than a decade on one of the nation’s most extensive cleanups, one involving Dow Chemical’s But while he led Dow’s legal strategy there, the chemical giant was accused by regulators, and in one case a Dow engineer, of submitting disputed data The lawyer, Peter nominated in March by President Trump E.P.A. officials pointed to Mr. Wright’s expertise in environmental law and his tenure at Dow as valuable qualifications. The White House on Saturday referred questions to the E.P.A. He spent 19 years at Dow, one of the world’s largest chemical makers, in a court … [Read more...] about He Was Dow’s ‘Dioxin Lawyer.’ Now He’s Trump’s Choice to Run the Superfund Program.
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByAdam Liptak July 3, 2018 WASHINGTON — One is a creature of Washington with two Yale degrees, a ticket-punching résumé that includes stints in the Justice Department, the Bush White House and a federal appeals court, where he has written some 300 opinions. The other, a former law professor, has been a judge for less than a year but could become the first woman named to the Supreme Court by a Republican president since 1981 — thanks in large part to a memorable exchange with Senator Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, over her religious beliefs. The fight over who should replace Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on the Supreme Court is far from over, and there are still a half-dozen plausible candidates in the mix. But the stark contrast between two of the … [Read more...] about Two Judges Exemplify the Choice Trump Faces in a Supreme Court Pick
Pete Iacobelli Associated Press Published 8:29 p.m. UTC Jun 18, 2018 Columbia, S.C. — South Carolina’s Frank Martin understood all along he might never get to coach Brian Bowen in a game and is just happy the 6-foot-7 forward whose name is part of the federal corruption case in college basketball had the chance to spend a few months with the Gamecocks. Bowen gave up his college career to turn pro last month when the NCAA informed South Carolina he would miss at least all of next season — his second full year on the bench — because of his alleged involvement in the scandal. “Am I surprised? No. I’m realistic enough to understand when we took him that this was a possibility,” Martin said. “Was I disappointed? Yes.” Bowen, from Saginaw, Mich., transferred to South Carolina following his suspension from Louisville amid the federal probe after news of an alleged payment involving the Cardinals and his father to get … [Read more...] about Going pro was ‘only choice’ for Saginaw’s Brian Bowen
Time for another Hokies mailbag.If you missed my story on cornerback Brandon Flowers coming back to Virginia Tech complete his degree 10 years after he left for the NFL, go give that a read.And here's the podcast Aaron McFarling and I did earlier this week, talking about QB and coach rankings, answering listener questions and, in peak offseason form, doing a fast food draft at the end.Now for this week's questions ...Follow me on Twitter and Facebook.Charles Steger is regarded as being very instrumental for Virginia Tech joining the ACC. What was his role? Where would VT Football be now if it had never joined the ACC?-- Pat H., Media, Pa.In 2003, when this was all taking place, I was a humble sports reporter/copy editor at the Danville Register & Bee in only my second year as a professional sports writer, so my first-hand knowledge of what went down wasn't all too great. Thankfully, archives exist, and David Teel of the Daily Press … [Read more...] about Hokies mailbag: Charles Steger’s sports contributions, what-ifs on conference expansion and more