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Thu Mar 16, 2017, 08:00 PM

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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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 08:02 PM

1. He's really trying hard to break the government

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

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 08:22 PM

2. This is from The Onion, right? n/t

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 08:29 PM

3. Well, this is such a terrible idea.

HRC had it right - DEPLORABLES.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 08:40 PM

4. this is why

 

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

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 08:47 PM

5. Surprising no one nt

 

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 09:21 PM

6. I looked for more on Wheeler, as it's an old political name. Here's an old bit about this wheeler:

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

http://www.faegrebd.com/andrew-wheeler-believes-new-emphasis-on-clean-energy-is-political

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

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 10:53 AM

7. really been letting the fox run the henhuse under this admin.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 11:15 AM

8. RWingers want to go back to the 1865s-WW2 when they "leased" prison slaves to Corporations.

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.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 11:34 AM

9. The greedy bastards won't be happy until our air is like Chinese smog.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 11:51 AM

10. Trump will have the EPA rename smog to haze - like the Chinese government used to call it

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 07:12 AM

11. Another harmful "anti" appointment

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

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