Weekly Focus

Wheeler May Best Pruitt On Effectiveness, With Some Possible Policy Shifts

July 12, 2018
Acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler faces the task of moving unfinished rules left behind by Scott Pruitt, but could be more effective in doing so by relying on established processes, consulting with staff rather than isolating himself as Pruitt did, and focusing on day-to-day operations rather than preparation for elected office, observers say. These appraisals come amid the larger question of whether Wheeler might rethink or tweak some controversial Pruitt deregulatory efforts – including relaxation of renewable fuels standard (RFS)...


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