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“It appears that the White House played a significant role in the reversal of the EPA position,” the report concludes.

EPA spokesman Jonathan Shradar dismissed the report as “nothing new.”

“Administrator Johnson was presented with and reviewed a wide range of options and made his decision based on the facts and the law,” Mr. Shradar said. “Distraction-oriented, political tactics of the committee will not keep EPA from moving forward, tackling tough issues and putting into place the most health-protective standards ever.”