Press Releases

LCV Statement on Hartnett White, Wheeler Re-nominations

Jan 8, 2018

Alyssa Roberts, 202-454-4573,

Washington, D.C. – After President Donald Trump re-nominated Kathleen Hartnett White to lead the Council on Environmental Quality and Andrew Wheeler to be Deputy EPA Administrator, the League of Conservation Voters released the following statement from Vice President for Government Affairs Sara Chieffo:

“There’s a reason these troubling anti-science, pro-polluter nominees couldn’t get across the finish line last year. Kathleen Hartnett White has no place heading up the White House environmental office – she has a long record of distorting science, spouting conspiracy theories and denying serious pollution problems in Texas. And as Scott Pruitt’s number two, coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler would only rubberstamp more favors to the administration’s polluter allies at the expense of our clean air and water.”