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Pruitt 'Freezing Out' OTAQ Expertise In Vehicle Climate Rule Overhauls

November 15, 2017
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is “freezing out” technical input from his Office of Transportation & Air Quality (OTAQ) as the agency reopens Obama-era greenhouse rules for heavy-duty trucks and passenger cars, according to sources who fear the agency's vast engineering expertise on emissions controls it has built up over decades could be marginalized. “What you have is an administrator who is determined to repeal as much as possible,” says one environmentalist, even if that means giving short shrift to public...