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Wed Jan 9, 2019, 01:30 PM

Trump nominates acting EPA head, an ex-coal lobbyist, to run agency

Source: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler to run the agency permanently, the White House said, placing a former energy lobbyist at the helm of the nation’s top environmental regulator.

The widely anticipated nomination provides Trump another avid supporter of his deregulatory and pro-fossil fuels agenda, but without the constant criticism over alleged mismanagement that plagued Wheeler’s predecessor, Scott Pruitt.

Wheeler took the reins at the Environmental Protection Agency on an interim basis in July after Pruitt resigned amid a slew of controversies that included his high spending on first-class travel, round-the-clock security, and office equipment.

Wheeler, 54, has overseen a number of deregulatory efforts since Pruitt’s departure, including proposals weakening Obama-era rules limiting carbon and mercury emissions from power plants, and an initiative to lift a summertime ban on higher ethanol blends of gasoline that was enacted to curb smog.

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POLITICS JANUARY 9, 2019 / 1:00 PM / UPDATED 14 MINUTES AGO


Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-epa/trump-nominates-acting-epa-head-an-ex-coal-lobbyist-to-run-agency-idUSKCN1P324H

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Reply Trump nominates acting EPA head, an ex-coal lobbyist, to run agency (Original post)
Eugene Jan 9 OP
thegoose Jan 9 #1
Grasswire2 Jan 9 #2
Yeehah Jan 9 #3
sakabatou Jan 9 #4
iluvtennis Jan 9 #5
BigmanPigman Jan 9 #6
riversedge Jan 10 #7
SergeStorms Jan 10 #8

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 01:33 PM

1. Pukes want the environment dead

Along with everything else. WTF is wrong with these sociopaths?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 01:37 PM

2. all appointees acting now...? nt

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 02:28 PM

3. This nightmare must end

THIS NIGHTMARE MUST END!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 02:38 PM

4. Welcome to the Kakistocracy of America

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 03:00 PM

5. Putin's puppet is on a mission to destroy our American institutions and thus this country.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 07:54 PM

6. Could I be any more disgusted? NO!

This fucking corrupt admin is pure evil. We can't wait for Karma or 2020, this must stop now, but how? Indictment and impeachment take too long.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 03:17 AM

7. "The only thing Wheeler is going to protect at the EPA is the profits of polluters," said Brett Har




The decision pleased Republican lawmakers and industry groups eager for less onerous federal environmental oversight, but drew criticism from environmental groups critical of the EPA’s direction under Trump.

“The only thing Wheeler is going to protect at the EPA is the profits of polluters,” said Brett Hartl, government affairs director at the Center for Biological Diversity.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 03:37 AM

8. Re-stocking the swamp.

Trump keeps losing swamp creatures to legal problems and his temper tantrums. The newly widened and deepened swamp must be re-stocked with lobbyists and industry insiders. Promises made, promises completely forgotten about. I'd like to think his cult members would pick up on this, that he's done a complete 180 on his campaign promise to "drain the swamp", but thinking those mental midgets would see anything beyond the ends of their own noses is ludicrous.

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