Clean Water Action on Andrew Wheeler's Confirmation
Washington, D.C. -- Today the Senate voted to confirm Andrew Wheeler’s nomination as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Clean Water Action President and CEO, Bob Wendelgass, released the following statement:
“Another day, another vote to install a corporate lobbyist in the Trump administration. Andrew Wheeler is the last person who should run EPA. Installing a coal lobbyist to run EPA makes a mockery of the agency’s mission to protect the environment and human health. Andrew Wheeler’s tenure at EPA, however long, will leave Americans sicker, our air and water more polluted and we’ll fall even further behind in addressing the climate crisis.
Since our founding during the campaign to pass the landmark Clean Water Act in 1972, Clean Water Action has worked to win strong health and environmental protections by bringing issue expertise, solution-oriented thinking and people power to the table. We will protect clean water in the face of attacks from a polluter friendly Administration and Congress.