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Wehrum Dodges Calls On California GHG Waiver, Signaling Ongoing Fight

October 05, 2017
William Wehrum, the nominee tapped to lead EPA's air office, sidestepped calls from Senate Democrats during his confirmation hearing to reverse his stance in the Bush administration to deny California's request for a Clean Air Act waiver to enforce its own vehicle greenhouse gas rules, underscoring the ongoing battle between the state and the Trump EPA over the state's rules. The issue surfaced at an Oct. 4 Senate environment committee confirmation hearing for Wehrum, during which Democrats entered into the...


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