Three takeaways from Andrew Wheeler's first hearing since leading the EPA

By Paulina Firozi, The Washington Post.

If there’s one thing that’s clear, it’s that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are ready to put Scott Pruitt in the past. 

Acting EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler returned to his roots on Wednesday when he testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, where he was previously a staff director and an aide to former chairman Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) for years before his decade-long career as a lobbyist. And while some lawmakers still pressed the acting head with questions about his lobbying past as well as the administration's environmental agenda, the panel's members made it clear they were pleased to see Wheeler before them.