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EPA’s air pollution chief steps down after ethics probe raises new questions

EPA air pollution chief Bill Wehrum is leaving the Environmental Protection Agency after House Democrats began an investigation into his ties to his old law firm.


The former utility lawyer who led much of President Donald Trump’s rollback of pollution regulations will leave the Environmental Protection Agency — a move that comes after he provided conflicting information to Congress about his connections to the industry, three sources knowledgeable about the matter told POLITICO.