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Successor to Scandal-Plagued Pruitt Woos EPA Staff in Address

July 11, 2018, 6:35 PM

EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler promised to defend workers, heed their advice, and protect the environment in his first address to employees since taking the helm of the agency from embattled former chief Scott Pruitt.

“You came to the EPA to help the environment. I know firsthand how passionate and dedicated you are and it is a privilege to work alongside you,” Wheeler said to scores of staffers gathered inside an auditorium at the Environmental Protection Agency’s Washington headquarters and to thousands more around the country watching a video feed. He told them he would work with them to fulfill ...