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Transition or tropics? EPA chief looks at final trips abroad

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After months of travel to battleground states before Election Day, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency now is looking at taxpayer-funded trips abroad, including the tropics, in the Trump administration's last weeks.Administrator Andrew Wheeler had been invited next month to Taiwan, a trip with an estimated cost of $45,000, EPA spokesman James Hewitt said Thursday.“Administrator Wheeler remains head of the agency and will continue to advance environmental progress both here and abroad,” Hewitt said.The New York Times, which first reported Wheeler’s travel plans, said Wheeler and other EPA officials were expected to travel by chartered flight to minimize exposure to the coronavirus.The newspaper cited EPA aides as saying they had..

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