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Wheeler replaces children’s center director

July 11, 2019
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler has appointed Jeanne Briskin, a long-time career employee, as the new director of the agency’s Office of Children’s Health Protection (OCHP), following his controversial removal of Ruth Etzel, a pediatrician and epidemiologist recruited to EPA for the post during the Obama administration. Most recently, Briskin has been director of the Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center in the Office of General Counsel “providing high quality mediation, facilitation and training services agency-wide,” Wheeler’s email states. According to Wheeler,...

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