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Wheeler Faces Uphill Slog On Improving Risk Communication, A Top Priority

January 08, 2019
Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler has sought to make improved risk communication a top priority, but he appears to be facing an uphill battle as his effort encounters public skepticism of the Trump administration's deregulatory agenda and top officials' past industry connections. Agency efforts to roll back a suite of Obama-era climate change rules, despite growing public concern and new, high-level government science underscoring the risks of global warming, do little to help Wheeler's cause. And in several cases, agency...

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