Two Washington state Republicans have been chosen by President Donald Trump to help overhaul, if not gut, the Environmental Protection Agency.
Former state Sen. Don Benton, of Vancouver, and state Sen. Doug Ericksen of Ferndale, have joined the EPA as part of a 10-person "beachhead" transition team.
Both men have been critics of environmental regulations in Olympia.
Benton and Ericksen led Trump's 2016 campaign in Washington state. They could not be reached for comment Monday night.