The Environment in Focus
Last week, this program discussed the spending and mismanagement scandals plaguing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and how they are increasing pressure on President Trump to fire EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.But if Pruitt goes, who is next in line to run EPA? The U.S. Senate recently held hearings to confirm EPA’s new deputy administrator, Andrew Wheeler, who will automatically step up should his boss step down.Wheeler, an environmental lawyer from Ohio, emphasized his work as EPA attorney, from 1991 to 1995. “The environment today is cleaner than it has ever been in modern times,” Wheeler said. “As a nation, we have made tremendous progress since the 1970’s, and we have to build upon that progress.”
The Environment in Focus
Next in Line to Run Trump EPA is Former Lobbyist for Coal Mining Company
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