CEI’s Myron Ebell on EPA deputy administrator nominee Andrew Wheeler:
“Andrew Wheeler is a great choice to be deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. He has the experience and the expertise necessary to manage the agency and to make sure that the reforms undertaken by Administrator Pruitt will be fully implemented.
“I have known Andrew since he first went to work for Senator James M. Inhofe as a staffer on the Environment and Public Works Committee. He is level-headed, soft-spoken, and knows how to get things done. During his tenure on the committee, he helped the Senator defeat ruinous cap-and-trade legislation, and also pass major energy legislation with bipartisan support.
“A former EPA staffer, Andrew’s experience in how the EPA operates and his commitment to President Trump’s agenda to undo the regulatory onslaught of the previous administration will be valuable to his work managing and reforming the agency as deputy administrator.”