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Senate EPW must reject Wheeler

Fossil fuel crony Andrew Wheeler has handed EPA over to corporate polluters

WASHINGTON – The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will vote on the nomination of Andrew Wheeler as administrator of the EPA this morning.

Ariel Moger, spokesperson for Friends of the Earth, issued the following statement in response:

Andrew Wheeler is a threat to our clean air and water and the absolute wrong choice to lead the EPA. As acting administrator, Wheeler handed the EPA over to the corporate polluters the agency is supposed to be regulating.

Americans deserve an EPA Administrator who will protect our clean air and water, safeguard our planet, and take the threat of climate change seriously. For the sake of our public health and our environment, the Senate must reject Wheeler.

Contact: Erin Jensen, (727) 504-7163, ejensen@foe.org

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