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Wooley OK'd as environmental chief

By Derrick DePledge

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 30, 2014

~~<p>The state Senate voted Tuesday to confirm state Rep. Jessica Wooley as director of the state Office of Environmental Quality Control, finding the attorney and environmental advocate qualified and capable for the post.</p>
<p>The 17-8 vote was validation for Wooley after several senators had questioned her honesty and ability to lead a state agency. Five senators voted for Wooley with reservations, however &mdash; a signal of the doubts surrounding her nomination.</p>
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The state Senate voted Tuesday to confirm state Rep. Jessica Wooley as director of the state Office of Environmental Quality Control, finding the attorney and environmental advocate qualified and capable for the post.

The 17-8 vote was validation for Wooley after several senators had questioned her honesty and ability to lead a state agency. Five senators voted for Wooley with reservations, however — a signal of the doubts surrounding her nomination. Login for more...



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