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Former Regulatory Chief Named Head of EPA Science Advisory Board

Oct. 14, 2020, 3:59 PM

The EPA on Wednesday named John Graham, a former top regulatory official in the George W. Bush administration, as head of the agency’s powerful Science Advisory Board.

Graham has broadly staked out positions supporting the Environmental Protection Agency’s push to change how it uses scientific research that isn’t or can’t be made public—an idea that has drawn the ire of environmentalists who say it would handcuff the agency from future rulemaking. The advisory board’s role is to review scientific information that feeds into agency regulations.

  • Graham has served on the board for the last three years and replaces Michael Honeycutt ...

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