Trump Alters EPA’s Succession Line, Opening Door To New Acting Chief

January 10, 2021
President Donald Trump has revised EPA’s line of succession, a move that paves the way for a longtime career staffer to serve as acting administrator once President-elect Joe Biden assumes office Jan. 20 following her mid-December promotion to a key role in Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s office. In an executive order (EO) on leadership succession at EPA issued late Jan. 8, Trump elevated the post of associate deputy administrator for programs in the line of succession of officials designated to take...

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