President to name EPA’s acting chief to post permanently

The Associated Press - November 17, 2018 10:40 am

WASHINGTON (AP) – The President says he will name the Environmental Protection Agency’s acting head, Andrew Wheeler, to the post permanently.
The President made the announcement almost in passing Friday at a White House ceremony for Presidential Medal of Freedom honorees.
The President singled out Wheeler in the audience at the ceremony, adding Wheeler “is going to be made permanent” at EPA.
Wheeler has served as the EPA’s acting head since July, when then-EPA administrator Scott Pruitt resigned amid ethics scandals.
A former lobbyist for coal and other industries, Wheeler has a reputation as a lower-profile, methodical steward of the administration’s deregulatory mission. The President said Friday that Wheeler was doing a “fantastic job.”

 

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