LCV Statement on Coal Lobbyist Andrew Wheeler’s Nomination During Trump Shutdown

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

Washington, D.C. – After President Donald Trump officially nominated Andrew Wheeler to be the next EPA Administrator, LCV Vice President of Government Affairs Sara Chieffo released the following statement:

“Doors are closed at the EPA, but President Trump still has the nerve to nominate a coal lobbyist to continue Scott Pruitt’s toxic policies. Our communities deserve a strong EPA that will protect our air, water and public health, and it’s time for our government to get back to that mission. The Senate can start by reopening the agency and rejecting Andrew Wheeler’s nomination.”

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