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President Trump said he plans to nominate Andrew Wheeler, acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency, to be the EPA’s Senate-confirmed administrator.
Trump made the announcement Friday during a White House ceremony for Medal of Honor recipients.
Here is Andrew Wheeler Details:
Andrew Wheeler Biography
Andrew R. Wheeler (born December 23, 1964) is an American lawyer, former lobbyist and since July 9, 2018 Acting Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). … On July 9, 2018, Wheeler became the Acting Administrator after the resignation of Scott Pruitt.
Andrew Wheeler Net Worth
Andrew Wheeler Has Earned More Than $700,000 As A Fossil Fuel-Industry Lobbyist
Wheeler made $741,074 in salary and bonuses between January 2016 and August 2017 for his work at law and lobbying firm Faegre Baker Daniels, according to a financial disclosure filed when he was nominated to be Pruitt’s second-in-command at the EPA.
Andrew Wheeler Facts
- Began his career in environmental law at the EPA, as a special assistant in the agency’s toxics office during President George H.W. Bush’s administration.
- Spent years playing various roles on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, which oversees the EPA, drafting regulations on chemical safety, air and water pollution and climate change — generally seeking to reduce government regulations on industries that generate greenhouse gases.
- Served as longtime aide to Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., whom you may recall from the 2015 floor speech in which he rebutted climate change science with a snowball.
- After leaving Congress, worked for years as a lobbyist for some of the largest coal, chemical and uranium companies in the U.S. — including the uranium mining firm that pushed for the reduction of Bears Ears National Monument, which is near one of its processing facilities.