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New Leadership At The EPA Could Impact Houston

We discuss how Scott Pruitt’s resignation from the EPA might affect Houston.

Before announcing his resignation, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt was among the most controversial of President Trump’s original cabinet-level picks.


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As Scott Pruitt steps down from the Environmental Protection Agency, attention now turns to the future of the agency and its policies. What does Pruitt's departure mean for EPA rules that impact Houston most?

The embattled EPA administrator is resigning amid a wide array of potential ethics violations. Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler will assume the acting administrator position on Monday.

In the above audio Houston Matters host Craig Cohen talks with Tracy Hester, who teaches environmental law at the University of Houston Law Center, and Brandon Rottinghaus, co-host of Houston Public Media's Party Politics podcast, and political science professor at the University of Houston.