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Senate confirmation hearing set for DEQ Secretary Biser

Elizabeth Biser RALEIGH – The Senate is set to consider confirmation of Elizabeth S. Biser, Gov. Roy Cooper’s…

Elizabeth Biser

RALEIGH – The Senate is set to consider confirmation of Elizabeth S. Biser, Gov. Roy Cooper’s appointee for secretary of the state Department of Environmental Quality.

The hearing is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday and is expected to be livestreamed.

Biser was sworn in as secretary July 1. Cooper appointed her in June after the Senate voted to not confirm the governor’s previous nominee, Dionne Delli-Gatti. Senate Republicans rejected her nomination over criticism that she had not developed a sufficient strategy on natural gas, a complaint leveled chiefly by Sen. Paul Newton, R-Cabarrus, former president of Duke Energy North Carolina.

Cooper subsequently named Delli-Gatti as the North Carolina clean energy director to lead the state’s transition to renewable energy.

Biser, a Whiteville native, was previously vice president of policy and public affairs of The Recycling Partnership, which provides grants, technical assistance and tools for improving recycling.

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