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Wed Jan 9, 2019, 08:38 PM

Wheeler at EPA -- coal, climate denier, DC experience

A brief guide to Andrew Wheeler, Scott Pruitt’s replacement at the EPA

Three things to know about the former coal lobbyist who’s now been officially nominated for the job.

By Li Zhouli Jan 9, 2019

President Donald Trump has officially nominated former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler for the role of EPA administrator, a position he had taken over in an acting capacity following Scott Pruitt’s resignation last July.

Wheeler, who was confirmed for the EPA deputy administrator role in April 2018, appears to be cut from much of the same cloth as his former boss when it comes to rolling back environmental regulations. Here are three key facts to know about the person who will likely continue overseeing the Environmental Protection Agency.

1) He’s worked for the coal industry

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2) He’s refused to attribute climate change to humans

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3) He’s got more Washington experience than much of Trump’s Cabinet

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[ Think Pruitt, except with competence to destroy with fewer scandals to attract attention. ]

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