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Congress: EPA denies staff chief defied IG inquiry

November 6, 2019
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is denying accusations from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) that Chief of Staff Ryan Jackson has been stonewalling an OIG inquiry into the agency’s procedures to select members of its science advisory panels. The dispute offers a rare public airing of grievances between EPA and its official watchdog, with the OIG opting to issue a so-called “seven-day letter” to alert Congress of what it believes is “serious or flagrant problems” at the agency. Under the...

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