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Wheeler's Transparency Pledges Win Rare Praise Ahead Of Confirmation

November 29, 2018
Acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler is winning praise from some environmentalists for recent pledges to improve transparency, including policies limiting political reviews of disclosures and mandating decisions be documented, measures that could aid his pending confirmation even as he faces criticisms over the Trump administration's deregulatory agenda. "I don't know if the motivation here is to make Mr. Wheeler as appealing as possible for confirmation purposes," says Jeff Ruch, executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). He notes...


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