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Wheeler Pledges More ‘Sunshine’ on Chemical Oversight (3)

Jan. 7, 2019, 4:23 PMUpdated: Jan. 7, 2019, 9:23 PM

EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s pledge to make public more information about chemical safety decisions follows months of negotiations with Senate Democrats.

Wheeler promised in a recent but undated letter to Sen. Thomas Carper (D-Del.) to publicly release information the Environmental Protection Agency has not shared documenting its oversight of new chemicals after negotiations with Carper about EPA and White House nominees who had yet to be confirmed.

He also promised to release “specific information and statistics” about the conclusions the EPA has reached as it has reviewed corporate claims that information be kept confidential.

And he ...