Monday, September 24, 2018

EPA Takes Steps to Ensure Regulatory Reforms Advance

Fred Lucas / /     

A political appointee will become the No. 2 lawyer at the Environmental Protection Agency, in a change announced Thursday aimed at ensuring that someone committed to President Donald Trump’s agenda is in charge.  This change puts the EPA in line with several other federal departments and agencies.  The move comes as news reports indicate parts of the federal bureaucracy—including some who had key jobs during the previous administration—have rebelled against the elected president.

The change in who serves as EPA’s deputy general counsel also comes as the agency seeks more uniformity in legal interpretations from its regional offices across the country...........Some politicized career bureaucrats with a different agenda have rebelled against the Trump administration’s goals across government agencies, as has been widely reported...........We are advancing the president’s agenda, while at the same time strengthening the senior career leadership ranks..............Political appointees in the U.S. government serve at the pleasure of the president, or under the politically appointed agency head or Cabinet secretary. These employees may be fired at will.............To Read More...

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