Inhofe and Pruitt Praise Wheeler Nomination as EPA Deputy Administrator


Oklahoma’s U.S. Senator, Jim Inhofe, praised the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

“I am pleased that President Trump has nominated Andrew Wheeler to serve as Deputy Administrator at the EPA,” said Inhofe. “There is no one more qualified than Andrew to help Scott Pruitt restore EPA to its proper size and scope. When he served as my Staff Director of the Environment and Public Works Committee, he provided me with invaluable guidance, and in turn became a close friend. I am confident he will serve the American people and President Trump with exceptional skill in this position, and I look forward to ensuring his swift confirmation.”

OK Energy Today reported earlier today that Wheeler, a former Inhofe staffer, was nominated by President Trump to become the EPA’s deputy administrator. Wheeler worked for more than ten years on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee as a senior Republican congressional staffer. Since 2009, Wheeler has worked as a principal and lobbyist at Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting, a Washington, D.C. law firm that specializes in energy and environment consulting services. He is a 1990 graduate of the Washington University School of Law.

“Andrew will bring extraordinary credentials to EPA that will greatly assist the Agency as we work to implement our agenda,” said Scott Pruitt, EPA Administrator. “He has spent his entire career working to improve environmental outcomes for Americans across the country and understands the importance of providing regulatory certainty for our country.”


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