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COVID-19: EPA announces ‘phase 2’ reopening of several agency offices

July 31, 2020
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is announcing a “phase 2” reopening of several agency offices that have been shuttered during the COVID-19 pandemic, including its headquarters in Washington, D.C., and the Boston office of Region 1 that oversees several New England states, with additional preliminary opening steps elsewhere. The announcement, in a July 31 email from Wheeler to EPA, staff comes amid continuing concerns from EPA unions that reopening efforts puts staff at risk. But the administrator says that he is...

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