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ENERGY BRIEFING: EPA Continues Pre-Biden Office Moves

May 3, 2021, 10:07 AM

The EPA’s various office closures and moves under earlier presidents aren’t slowing down under the Biden administration, distressing union officials who hoped new Administrator Michael Regan would rethink them.

The employees say the moves threaten the Environmental Protection Agency’s mission, disrupt workers’ lives, and in at least one case could increase their exposure to the coronavirus.

“When Biden was inaugurated and issued his EO on protecting the federal workforce, we all thought that would change how these activities were conducted,” said Bethany Dreyfus, an EPA lawyer and president of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 1236. “It’s extremely frustrating...

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