Trump Nominates Ex-Coal Lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as Permanent EPA Head

Jan 10, 2019

President Trump has nominated former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as Environmental Protection Agency administrator. Wheeler is a former coal lobbyist and has been the acting head of the EPA since Scott Pruitt resigned in July amid an onslaught of financial and ethics scandals. Wheeler has regularly engaged with right-wing conspiracy accounts on social media and “liked” a racist post featuring the Obamas in 2013.

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