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Top Official Denies Reports Administration Plans To Close EPA Region 5

April 18, 2017
EPA Region 5's acting Regional Administrator (RA) Robert Kaplan is denying reports that the region's office in Chicago will close, telling the 1,000 staff members in an April 17 email that reports about the potential closure “are not true, are pure speculation, and undermine our ability to communicate with the public the real information we have.” Kaplan's email goes further than an April 17 statement by an EPA headquarters official to InsideEPA/climate who said there are no firm...

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