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EPA Air Pick Advances Despite Calls From Former Safety Officials

October 25, 2017
A last minute push by top Obama administration worker safety officials' for West Virginia senators to block confirmation of Bill Wehrum, the Trump administration's nominee to head EPA's air office because of his role in challenging OSHA's silica rule, has failed for now, as the Senate environment panel recently advanced the nomination. In an Oct. 25 Op-ed in the Charleston Gazette-Mail , former Obama administration chiefs of worker safety agencies urged West Virginia Senators Joe Manchin (D) and Shelley...

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