Wheeler Rejects Democrats’ Attacks On EPA Rollbacks Amid Pandemic

May 20, 2020
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is defending the agency’s enforcement discretion policy and deregulatory actions against Democrats’ charges that the agency is exploiting the coronavirus crisis to continue environmental rollbacks with particularly damaging consequences during the pandemic. “No one is allowed to increase emissions under our enforcement discretion policy,” Wheeler testified during a May 20 oversight hearing by the Senate Environment & Public Works (EPW) Committee, which was his first appearance before the Senate in more than a year. “And if...

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