Critics Fault Major Wheeler Speech For Sidestepping Climate Change

September 4, 2020
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is drawing criticism from environmentalists, a former top EPA official and others for mostly sidestepping the issue of climate change risks in his major speech on the agency’s 50th anniversary and his vision for its future, instead using climate to attack Democrats’ energy policies. “It’s extraordinary,” says former EPA water office science and technology director Betsy Southerland, now working with the Environmental Protection Network (EPN) of former agency employees, in reference to Wheeler’s charge that progressives...

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