Looks like it’s crow-eating time for yours truly. A while back I defended the Sierra Club’s decision to endorse Sen. Lincoln Chafee (R-RI). Then last week, to make matters worse, I smugly implied that enviros should be thankful that Chafee’s around, because he might save us from Bush’s nominee to head air-pollution programs at EPA, the stinktastic William Wehrum.

Well, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted to confirm Wehrum, on a strict party-line vote. The vote count was 10-8; Chafee cast the key pro-confirmation vote.

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So much for that theory!

(h/t to FO at Clean Air Watch)

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