Official portrait of Trump's head of the EPA William Wehrum
USEPA photo by Eric Vance

William Wehrum – Head of the EPA’s clean air office and lawyer and lobbyist for the coal industry. Mr. Wehrum has been able to push his deregulatory agenda without running into ethics troubles because of a quirk in federal ethics rules. The rules limit the activities of officials who join the government from industry — but they are less restrictive for lawyers than for officials who had worked as registered lobbyists.

USEPA photo by Eric Vance

Eric Vance/Environmental Protection Agency [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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