Staff Move Raises Doubt On EPA’s Acting Chief After Biden Inauguration

December 18, 2020
EPA’s recent announcement that water office official Charlotte Bertrand is joining the administrator’s office is sparking questions about whether the move is a prelude to her being elevated to acting administrator after the Biden administration takes office, and whether that would complicate the Biden team‘s ability to implement its agenda. But even if Bertrand does not serve as EPA’s acting administrator after Jan. 20 -- a position currently governed by an Obama executive order detailing the line of succession at...

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