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A top Senate Democrat is describing President Donald Trump‘s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency as “just as extreme” as his predecessor.
Who is Andrew Wheeler?
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Acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler is appearing Wednesday before a Senate committee considering his nomination to head the agency.
Democratic Sen. Tom Carper told Wheeler and other senators that Wheeler’s environmental policies in six months at the agency’s acting head were “just as extreme” as those of Scott Pruitt, who resigned last July amid ethics investigations.
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Excerpts from Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s opening statement before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works, January 16, 2019:
“In 2018, EPA finalized 13 major deregulatory actions, saving Americans roughly $1.8 billion in regulatory costs.”
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“In Fiscal Year 2018, EPA deleted all or part of 22 sites from the National Priorities List, the largest number of deletions in one year since Fiscal Year 2005.”
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