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EPA Shuffles Top Air Officials In Possible Retaliation For Auto Rule Fights

June 7, 2019
Critics of the Trump administration say EPA’s Office of Air & Radiation (OAR) staff shuffle that removes longtime transportation air quality chief Chris Grundler from his post may be retaliation for agency career employees pushing back on efforts to undo Obama-era rules, including vehicle greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards. OAR Assistant Administrator Bill Wehrum announced the change in a June 6 email to staff saying that effective Aug. 4 Grundler will move from being the Office of Transportation &...

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