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ECOS Director Sees Larger State Role With EPA ‘Cooperative Federalism’

March 12, 2019
Don Welsh, executive director of the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), sees the potential for states to play a larger role in environmental policy with EPA’s push for “cooperative federalism” to delegate more decisionmaking to states, rather than previous years of what critics called “phantom delegation.” In a recent exclusive interview with Inside EPA , Welsh -- who previously held senior posts at Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection and led EPA Region 3 during President George W. Bush’s administration...

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