Benevento Defends Trump EPA, Queries Biden’s Ability To Achieve Goals

May 21, 2021
Doug Benevento, who served as acting EPA deputy chief for most of the final year of President Donald Trump’s administration, is strongly defending the agency’s work during Trump’s tenure and rejecting claims that it harmed staff morale, while questioning whether the Biden administration will achieve its ambitious climate and equity goals. As acting EPA deputy, Benevento oversaw day-to-day operations and was involved in key policy and regulatory matters. He managed the agency’s 10 regions and was chair-designee of the Gulf...

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