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Trump Officially Nominates Former Coal Lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to Head EPA

Trump Officially Nominates Former Coal Lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to Head EPA

In a long-expected move, President Donald Trump formally nominated acting U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head and former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to officially run the agency Wednesday. Wheeler has headed the EPA for six months following the resignation of disgraced former Administrator Scott Pruitt, making him the longest-serving acting administrator in EPA history, The […]

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    Trump Wants Coal-Friendly Wheeler to Run the EPA Permanently

    Trump Wants Coal-Friendly Wheeler to Run the EPA Permanently

    President Donald Trump announced Friday that he would nominate former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to permanently run the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), CNN reported. Wheeler has served as acting administrator since July, when Scott Pruitt, Trump’s original pick to head the agency, resigned following a buildup of scandals. In the four or so months […]

    Surprise! This EPA Move ‘Will Actually Reduce Air Pollution!’

    Surprise! This EPA Move ‘Will Actually Reduce Air Pollution!’

    After two years of scandals and deregulatory schemes that rival the machinations of Captain Planet villains, we thought we were immune to being shocked by the actions of Trump’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). But the agency has managed to genuinely surprise us—by doing something that could actually benefit the environment. On Tuesday, acting administrator […]

    The EPA Has Disappeared Its Climate Page

    The EPA Has Disappeared Its Climate Page

    The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) climate change page might be gone, permanently. Four months after Donald Trump took office, the agency replaced its “climate change” page with an update message saying the site was being changed to “reflect the agency’s new direction under President Donald Trump.” But now even the promise of an update is […]

    Acting EPA Head Is Still Unconfirmed After 100+ Days in Position

    Acting EPA Head Is Still Unconfirmed After 100+ Days in Position

    Andrew Wheeler, the acting administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), might continue to oversee the office without Senate confirmation until President Trump‘s term is over, according to reports from Bloomberg and the Huffington Post. The former coal lobbyist has been the temporary EPA boss for more than 100 days ever since his predecessor […]

    Trump EPA Takes Credit For Obama-Era CO2 Reductions

    Trump EPA Takes Credit For Obama-Era CO2 Reductions

    Total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 2.7 percent between 2016 and 2017, according to a report released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on Wednesday. Andrew Wheeler, the acting administrator of the EPA, touted that the report shows that regulations are unnecessary to slash carbon emissions. “Thanks to President Trump’s regulatory reform […]

    EPA Cuts Science Panel That Reviewed Deadly Air Pollutants

    EPA Cuts Science Panel That Reviewed Deadly Air Pollutants

    It seems that every day scientists discover more about the dangers of air pollution. It is well known that it causes heart and lung disease, but studies this year have linked it to dementia and found soot particles in placenta. Most recently, a study published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine found a connection between […]