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Wehrum's Confirmation Likely To Speed Pruitt's EPA Climate Policy Overhaul

November 09, 2017
The Senate's 49-47 vote to confirm William Wehrum to head EPA's Office of Air & Radiation (OAR) is likely to boost agency Administrator Scott Pruitt in his plan to overhaul Clean Air Act policies, which includes rollbacks of climate and other air rules, and changes to new source review (NSR) permitting to ease industry burdens. Although Democrats failed to prevent the upper chamber from confirming Wehrum Nov. 9 -- an industry lawyer and previously the George W. Bush EPA's acting...

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