EPA chief looks to distinguish himself from Pruitt in agency-wide memo

The new head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday sent a staff-wide memo laying out steps the agency is taking to increase transparency, a move that's seen as an effort to differentiate himself from his predecessor.

Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler wrote in a memo, obtained by The Hill, that the EPA is reaffirming "a commitment to transparency" by making Wheeler's appointment calendar easily available online and ensuring the agency is available to the press. He said the media "performs a vital role in informing the public about the EPA’s actions."

By Miranda Green, The Hill.