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Wheeler Won’t Reconvene Panels to Review Air Quality Standards (2)

Jan. 30, 2019, 2:20 PMUpdated: Jan. 30, 2019, 6:31 PM

The acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency remains adamant that the current roster of seven science advisers has the expertise needed to review federal air quality standards for ozone and fine particle pollution.

Andrew Wheeler, responding to the top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, defended his October 2018 decision to disband outside panels of scientists and engineers that acted as subcommittees of sorts to the full Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC).

“I believe the current CASAC has the experience and expertise needed to serve in this capacity as well as ...