Editor's Note:

E&E Daily will not publish during the congressional recess. It returns Monday, Nov. 3.

E&E Daily headlines —

SPOTLIGHT

1. NRC:

Will fragile Senate balance hold on nominees?

In the hours after President Obama nominated Allison Macfarlane yesterday to lead the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Republicans raised few objections -- even though she is a known critic of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository. Senate Republicans instead put their focus on moving Republican Commissioner Kristine Svinicki quickly through reconfirmation before her first term ends in a little over a month. The GOP is hoping the nomination of Macfarlane to fulfill the remainder of outgoing Chairman Gregory Jaczko's term, which runs through June 2013, could also shepherd Svinicki through smoothly. But moving both nominations along quickly means Republicans will have to keep the Yucca controversy from torpedoing the process.

POLITICS

ON THE HILL

Upcoming markups and hearings

E&E eBooks

Turning Carolina Red

Compiled coverage by issue

Drought
EPA vs Climate Change
Global Climate Debate
Nuclear Crisis
Gulf Spill

E&E special reports

Deep Underground
Danger Zone
Islands
Shades of Green: A Movement at Midlife
Overflow

E&E Services

Learn More About E&E
Start a Trial
Receive Email Alerts
Staff Directory
Employment Opportunities
Announcements

Latest Selected Headlines

More headlines&nbspMore headlines

More headlines&nbspMore headlines

More headlines&nbspMore headlines

More headlines&nbspMore headlines

Latest E&ETV Videos