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(17,394 posts)
Thu Mar 16, 2017, 09:00 PM Mar 2017

Trump to name coal lobbyist as deputy EPA chief: report

Source: MSN/The Hill

Coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler is reportedly President Trump's pick to be the deputy chief of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and is expected to be tapped for the position in coming weeks.

Wheeler, who once served as an adviser to Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), is Trump's top choice to fill the position, but it is unclear when the official announcement will be made, Politico reported Thursday.

Wheeler has experience working as an EPA staffer before working as a Republican staffer on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. He now co-leads the law firm Faegre Baker Daniels's energy and natural resources practice.

He is also a registered lobbyist for the nation's largest privately owned coal company, Murray Energy, which challenged many of Obama's environmental regulations in court.

Read more: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-to-name-coal-lobbyist-as-deputy-epa-chief-report/ar-BBye2Cz?ocid=spartandhp

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(15,876 posts)
1. He's really trying hard to break the government
Thu Mar 16, 2017, 09:02 PM
Mar 2017

It's been a Republican wet dream for the past 3 decades.



(4,642 posts)
4. this is why
Thu Mar 16, 2017, 09:40 PM
Mar 2017

I no longer have anything to do with repug ex friends and ex family members. They are as evil as the orange satan.


(132,408 posts)
6. I looked for more on Wheeler, as it's an old political name. Here's an old bit about this wheeler:
Thu Mar 16, 2017, 10:21 PM
Mar 2017

Andrew Wheeler Believes New Emphasis on Clean Energy Is Political Move.


MORE, on Wheeler family: Burton K. Wheeler
Former United States Senator
Burton Kendall Wheeler was an attorney and an American politician of the Democratic Party in Montana; he served as a United States Senator from 1923 until 1947. He returned to his law practice and lived in Washington, DC for his remaining years. Wikipedia


(22,651 posts)
8. RWingers want to go back to the 1865s-WW2 when they "leased" prison slaves to Corporations.
Fri Mar 17, 2017, 12:15 PM
Mar 2017

worked thousands to death in the COAL mines because slavery of Americas prisoners is legal.

The 13th Amendment to the Constitution

"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." Formally abolishing slavery in the United States, the 13th Amendment was passed by the Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified by the states on December 6, 1865.


(210,030 posts)
11. Another harmful "anti" appointment
Sat Mar 18, 2017, 08:12 AM
Mar 2017

Does he want to kill everyone off so he can have an entire country for himself??

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