Wheeler More Aware of Chemical Issues Than Most EPA Heads

July 12, 2018, 11:55 AM

The EPA’s new acting administrator is more familiar than past agency heads were with the nation’s primary chemicals statute, giving him insight into tensions arising in implementing it, attorneys said.

The attorneys also predicted that Andrew Wheeler—who worked in the Environmental Protection Agency’s chemicals office from 1991 through 1994—won’t depart from the policies of his predecessor Scott Pruitt.

“He will be more familiar than past administrators. He has at least some familiarity with TSCA and TRI,” said Jim Aidala, senior government affairs consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. in Washington, referring to the Toxic Substances Control Act

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