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Obama Official Faults Trump Nominee's Opposition To OSHA Silica Rule

September 20, 2017
The Trump administration's nominee to head EPA's air office is poised to represent industry clients in upcoming oral arguments challenging OSHA's landmark rule reducing limits for worker exposure to silica dusts, a move that is drawing criticism from a former Obama official who says it shows the Trump administration is empowering regulatory opponents to run agencies charged with protecting public health. In a Sept. 19 filing, Bill Wehrum informed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit...

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