"EPA: Ebell Proposes Slashing Staff To Nixon-Era Levels"

"The leader of President Trump's U.S. EPA transition team wants to see the agency's 15,000-person staff axed to about 5,000 employees.

'I think getting down to 5,000 in the first term is a goal,' said Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, who headed the Trump team preparing for the administration changeover at EPA.

With his transition tenure over, Ebell cautioned that he was speaking for himself, but he pointed to Trump's comments as a presidential candidate that he wanted to eliminate EPA. Trump has since said that he wants to "refocus the EPA on its core mission."

Robin Bravender reports for Greenwire January 26, 2017.

Source: Greenwire, 01/27/2017