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People: Benevento tapped as EPA’s deputy administrator

February 13, 2020
President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate Doug Benevento , a long-time EPA political appointee, as the agency’s deputy administrator, moving to fill a role that has been vacant since Andrew Wheeler was elevated to replace former Administrator Scott Pruitt. The proposed elevation of Benevento, currently associate deputy administrator, to the agency’s No. 2 slot has been rumored for months . Not long after the Senate confirmed Wheeler as EPA administrator, he tapped Benevento, then the Region 8...

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