LCV: Senate Should Reject Coal Lobbyist Wheeler as Pruitt’s #2

Alyssa Roberts, 202-454-4573, aroberts@lcv.org

Washington, D.C. – After the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works voted on party lines to advance the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to be Deputy EPA Administrator, the League of Conservation Voters released the following statement from Vice President for Government Affairs Sara Chieffo:

“In an EPA already crowded with industry influence, coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler would speed Scott Pruitt’s sellout of our future to their corporate polluter backers. The Trump administration has compromised the EPA’s public health mission from the beginning, but allowing Murray Energy to literally run the show is exactly why Pruitt’s ‘back to basics’ rhetoric actually means ‘profits before people.’ LCV will continue to fight Wheeler’s confirmation.”

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