Updated 5:38 a.m. PT
A White House official confirms with NPR that Kathleen Hartnett White's controversial nomination to head the Council on Environmental Quality is being withdrawn.
"The Washington Post" first reported the decision to drop Hartnett White's nomination. Citing anonymous administration officials, the Post says Harnett's nomination couldn't win enough favorable support, "with some Senate Republicans raising questions about her expertise."
Hartnett White has drawn criticism for her comments on climate change. The former Texas regulator has a history of questioning established science that man-made greenhouse gases are a major contributor to climate change.
As the Post noted, when Hartnett White testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, "she said that while humans probably contribute to current warming, 'the extent to which, I think, is very uncertain.' "