President Barack Obama's nominee for energy secretary, Ernest Moniz, and Environmental Protection Agency nominee Gina McCarthy are set for Senate inquiries this week on the administration's regulatory direction. Moniz is expected to answer questions on natural gas export policy while McCarthy will face queries on greenhouse gas emissions. "A lot of my questions will focus on openness and transparency -- how is she going to change the abysmal record we have had so far with the Obama EPA?" said Sen. David Vitter, R-La.

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