REPORT: Trump officially nominates acting EPA chief to administrator

JANUARY 9, 2019

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President Donald Trump has officially nominated Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to take on the position permanently.

In a statement, Wheeler said he is “honored and grateful” for the nomination.

The article goes on to state the following:

“For me, there is no greater responsibility than protecting human health and the environment, and I look forward to carrying out this essential task on behalf of the American public.”

Wheeler took over as acting administrator from his deputy role after former Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned amid a growing list of ethical scandals. He has continued to pursue Trump’s agenda of rolling back environmental regulations.

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