Inside EPA - 09/06/2019

DOE Offers EPA 11th-Hour Pitch To Sway Wheeler On Superfund Dispute

September 3, 2019
Just days before a high-level meeting, the Energy Department’s (DOE) top lawyer has, at the 11th-hour, detailed extensive arguments seeking to sway EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to back the department in a potentially precedent-setting argument that seeks to allow the department to skirt EPA’s strict Superfund cleanup levels. DOE General Counsel Bill Cooper, in an Aug. 26 memo obtained by Inside EPA , offers Wheeler 19 pages of legal arguments in a bid to convince the administrator to back the...

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