A Texan being considered by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Environmental Protection Agency wants to end subsidies for renewable energy. Kathleen Hartnett White confirmed to the McClatchy Washington news bureau this week she is being considered to lead the EPA, following a meeting with President-elect Trump. Hartnett White, along with Trump, both show an interested in slashing regulations by the EPA, including the Waters of the U.S. rule, vastly opposed by agriculture groups. White also wants to cut federal subsidies for renewable energy, which total an estimated $7.3 billion. She says all energy sources would be welcome should she head the EPA, but “they need to have a level playing field in which to compete.” She specifically took aim at wind and solar for their “high” subsides. During the campaign, Trump said the EPA would be gutted if he is elected.
From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.