Bloomberg Law
Sept. 26, 2018, 11:00 AM

Trump’s EPA Makeover Could Put Regional Offices on Shorter Leash

Abby Smith
Abby Smith

The EPA’s regional offices could see structural changes by year’s end, but the trickle-down effects—on enforcement, staff levels, and leadership—are already raising alarms among current and former workers.

The Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward quickly with a reorganization of its 10 regional offices to minimize uncertainty for staff in those offices, Henry Darwin, the agency’s chief of operations and acting deputy administrator, told Bloomberg Environment.

Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the effort, which will reshuffle the regional offices to mirror EPA headquarters, in a Sept. 6 memo.

Former EPA officials and current employees are wary the reorganization ...

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