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Trump to Nominate Acting EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler as Permanent Leader

HeadlineNov 19, 2018
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President Trump said Friday he plans to nominate acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler as the agency’s next administrator. Wheeler is a former coal lobbyist and has been the acting head of the EPA since Scott Pruitt resigned in July amid an onslaught of financial and ethics scandals. Wheeler has regularly engaged with right-wing conspiracy accounts on social media and “liked” a racist post featuring the Obamas in 2013.

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