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Pruitt Resignation Leaves Unfinished Legacy On Cost, Science Overhauls

July 06, 2018
Outgoing Administrator Scott Pruitt has launched several efforts that could fundamentally alter how EPA uses science and economics to justify its rules, though his resignation amid a swirl of ethics scandals leaves an incomplete legacy with no guarantees that his successor will finish such major overhauls. Many Trump administration supporters say they expect Andrew Wheeler, the former aide to Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) and industry lobbyist who takes over as acting administrator July 9, to continue Pruitt's broad deregulatory agenda...

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