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ORD's only political appointee departs

September 14, 2018
The only Trump appointee in EPA's research office (ORD), Richard Yamada, is departing EPA, leaving the office without any political leadership -- even as it takes the lead in rewriting the agency's controversial science transparency rule, a top deregulatory priority. “Richard has been a valuable member of the EPA team. I’m sorry to see him leave, but he has an exciting new opportunity, and we all wish him the best in his next endeavor,” acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler says in...

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