LCV Statement on Confirmation of Andrew Wheeler as EPA Administrator

Contact: Holly Burke, 202-454-4554, Holly_Burke@lcv.org

Washington D.C.- In response to the Senate vote approving Andrew Wheeler’s nomination for EPA Administrator, LCV President Gene Karpinski issued the following statement:

“Andrew Wheeler simply has no business serving at the helm of the agency charged with protecting our health and our environment. Wheeler has dedicated his career to weakening environmental protections and has served as a lobbyist for the country’s largest coal company. As Acting Administrator, he has continued Scott Pruitt’s legacy of prioritizing polluter profits over our health and safety, undermining science, and failing to enforce our nation’s bedrock environmental laws. The need to combat the climate crisis could not be more obvious or more urgent, and it is utterly irresponsible that Andrew Wheeler has been confirmed to head the EPA.”


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