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EPA gives Oklahoma authority over many tribal environmental issues

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is turning its oversight of a number of environmental issues on tribal lands over to the state of Oklahoma.
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Adviser behind controversial EPA policies returns as agency chief of staff

Mandy Gunasekara, who previously led the EPA's Office of Air and Radiation, tweeted a picture of herself being sworn in as Administrator Andrew Wheeler's chief of staff. "Officially back in action!" she wrote.

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House Democrats push environmental bills, but victories are few

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EPA bulldog stares down agency watchdog

Ryan Jackson finds himself facing off with EPA's acting inspector general.
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Trump's pick for EPA already rolling back climate change protections

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New EPA chief faces first test on Capitol Hill

Environmental Protection Agency interim chief Andrew Wheeler faces his first congressional test Wednesday when he testifies at his first hearing since taking over for scandal-plagued Scott Pruitt.

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Trump nominee to head agency overseeing tailpipe rules won’t say whether humans cause climate change

During a Senate hearing on her nomination to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Heidi King, the agency’s deputy chief, was asked whether climate change is caused by humans. She wouldn't say.
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The Boys from Tulsa/Weekend Reader for Sunday, April 29

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Coal lobbyist becomes No. 2 official at EPA, just behind Pruitt

The Senate voted to confirm Andrew Wheeler, a former lobbyist for Murray Energy. If Scott Pruitt leaves, Wheeler would become interim head of the EPA.
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If Scott Pruitt gets fired from the EPA, this coal lobbyist will take his place

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