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Litigation: New FOIA suit queries Wheeler's contacts with energy lobby

December 05, 2018
Environmentalists in a new lawsuit are seeking documentation of acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler's meetings and correspondence with oil and gas industry officials, including the law firm where he worked as a lobbyist for the sector, information that could provide fodder to block Wheeler's planned confirmation to lead the agency. “Wheeler is crippling environmental protections that inconvenience his old clients,” the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) says in a Dec. 4 statement announcing the lawsuit. “The public needs to know...


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