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“EPA Chief To Visit Costa Rica As Administration Winds Down”

“With just weeks left in office, Wheeler plans official trip to discuss environmental issues.”

“Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler is headed to Costa Rica for an official visit less than two weeks before the end of the Trump administration.

“Administrator Wheeler will speak at a roundtable hosted by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), with representatives from the private sector in Costa Rica on ways to work together to protect the global food supply,” EPA spokesman James Hewitt said in a statement Wednesday.

Wheeler scrapped a trip to Taiwan after a New York Times report that included criticisms about the cost of the travel involved. In that article, the newspaper also quoted anonymous aides who said they’d been instructed to also plan January visits to Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic.”

Joseph Morton reports for Roll Call January 7, 2021.