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EPA Air Chief Demurs on Whether Greenhouse Gases Endanger Health

May 16, 2018, 4:34 PM

The EPA’s top air official demurred and deferred to Administrator Scott Pruitt when asked at a May 16 House hearing if he believes that greenhouse gases endanger public health.

“I cannot speak for the administrator, but he has a lot of concerns about the process,” William Wehrum, the Environmental Protection Agency’s assistant administrator for air and radiation, told Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing.

Pruitt is concerned that people with differing opinions haven’t had a chance to have their voices heard on the Obama EPA’s 2009 determination that...

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