How will the New Administration affect the EPA? — A Conversation with James Aidala and Richard E. Engler, Ph.D.
This week, I sat down with Jim Aidala, Senior Government Affairs Consultant, and Dr. Richard Engler, Director of Chemistry, at B&C and its consulting affiliate, The Acta Group. As both of these gentlemen previously worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Jim as former Assistant Administrator of that office and Rich as a senior chemist and head of the Green Chemistry Division, each has a keen sense of how EPA prepares for and transitions to a new Administration. After reviewing how a new Administration fills key positions and otherwise prepares to take the reins, we discuss a few topics on everyone’s mind — what we can expect from a Biden EPA on critical topics like climate change, environmental justice, TSCA implementation, pesticide policy, and more. EPA policies are always front and center in a new Administration, but with climate issues bearing down, the stakes are even more consequential in this transition.
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