Currents – Energy Industry Insights: August 2018

EPA Chief Looks to Distinguish Himself from Pruitt in Agency-Wide Memo –

“The new head of the EPA sent a staff-wide memo laying out steps the agency is taking to increase transparency, a move that’s seen as an effort to differentiate himself from his predecessor.”

Why this is important: New EPA Acting Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, appears to be learning from at least some of his predecessor’s mistakes by communicating to EPA staffers he is committed to transparency by making his calendar available online and making the agency available to the press. Wheeler states the EPA and its staff “exist to serve the public” and the “public should trust our work.”…

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