Trump to nominate Wheeler to head EPA

By |  November 19, 2018
Andrew Wheeler


President Donald Trump plans to nominate Andrew Wheeler, the current acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to be the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) permanent administrator, upon Senate confirmation, reports The Hill.

The announcement came during a Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony at the White House. Trump said Wheeler is doing a “fantastic job” and “is going to be made permanent.”

A former coal lobbyist, Wheeler was named acting EPA administrator in July following the resignation of then-EPA administrator Scott Pruitt.

According to The Hill, Wheeler will have to await confirmation from the Senate, which confirmed him as the EPA’s deputy administrator by a 53-45 vote in April.

Zach Mentz

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Zach Mentz is the managing editor for Pit & Quarry magazine. He also serves as the managing editor for Portable Plants & Equipment magazine. Zach is a graduate of the Tim Russert Department of Communications at John Carroll University, where he served as editor in chief for the university’s student newspaper, The Carroll News. His previous experience also includes time spent in the Cleveland Indians communications department.

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