President Trump Formally Nominates Andrew Wheeler as EPA Administrator

President Trump has formally nominated Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist who has led the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in an acting capacity for six months, to serve as EPA administrator.

The White House said Wednesday that Trump had sent Wheeler’s nomination to the Senate, making good on a promise he made in November.

“I am honored and grateful that President Trump has nominated me to lead the Environmental Protection Agency,” Wheeler said in a statement.

By Timothy Cama, The Hill

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