EPA: Pruitt out, Wheeler in
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Jul 09, 2018
Although Scott Pruitt has resigned as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency amid personal scandal, his replacement— a former coal lobbyist—will likely continue his polices, the Associated Press reports.
According to the report, Andrew Wheeler’s positions on climate change, science and transparency and coal fall right in line with Pruitt and the Trump administration’s beliefs, based on his public statements on the issues.
Wheeler has a history of playing down the role that human’s use of coal, oil and other sources of greenhouse-gas emissions play a role in climate change; and while working as an energy adviser to the Trump campaign, he defended the president’s claims Michigan, missed out on over 50,000 jobs because of canceled or delayed projects involving coal, according to the report which notes that he worked for the EPA before during the early 1990s, dealing with toxic substances, public disclosure of environmental risks, and other issues.