Senate Confirms Andrew Wheeler as Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency

February 28, 2019 (BOSTON) – Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement today in response to the confirmation of Andrew Wheeler as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

“The 52 Senators who voted to confirm Andrew Wheeler to lead the Environmental Protection Agency are each complicit in the countless premature deaths, compromised health, and global economic peril that will undoubtedly result from Wheeler’s agenda to weaken protections and safeguards that are fundamental to the agency’s mission,” said CLF President Bradley Campbell.

Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist, was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday. He has served as Acting Administrator since Scott Pruitt resigned in July, and has continued the administration’s rollbacks of critical environmental protections.

CLF experts are available for further comment.