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Before Confirming Wheeler, Carper Seeks EPA Vow On Safeguarding MATS

January 08, 2019
Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), ranking member of the environment panel, might seek to pressure acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler into agreeing to safeguard the Obama-era utility air toxics rule and other major regulations in exchange for Democrats not attempting to block his confirmation if he is nominated to head the agency permanently. When Democrats consider Wheeler's nomination they could replicate a successful strategy with other EPA nominees in which they secured written commitments on key policy issues before allowing the...

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