LCV: Senate Should Reject Coal Lobbyist Andrew Wheeler

Contact: Holly Burke, 202-454-4554, Holly_Burke@lcv.org

Washington, D.C. – Following the president’s announcement that he intends to nominate Andrew Wheeler to be the next EPA Administrator, LCV Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld released the following statement:

“Last week, voters across the country overwhelmingly elected candidates who will prioritize public health and the environment over polluter profits. Yet once again Donald Trump has demonstrated just how out of step he is with our communities by indicating he will nominate former coal lobbyist and current Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to fill the role permanently. The need to combat the climate crisis could not be more obvious or more urgent, and Andrew Wheeler is clearly the wrong person for the job.”

 

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