New EPA chief is already facing calls for an ethics investigation

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Washington, July 27, 2018 | comments
Think Progress

Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) on Friday led a group of House Democrats in sending a letter to the Office of Government Ethics asking it to conduct an investigation to determine whether Wheeler violated his ethics pledge. Beyer is the second-ranking Democrat on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee and the ranking member of its subcommittee on oversight.

The House members asked the Office of Government Ethics to investigate Wheeler’s involvement with past lobbying clients to determine whether his previous meetings may have violated his ethics pledge. They also asked the Office of Government Ethics to clarify which clients — and which regulatory matters affecting them — merit future recusals by the office in order to comply with the ethics rules.

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