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Trump Says He May Make Wheeler Permanent EPA Chief

Oct. 23, 2018, 9:08 PM

President Donald Trump might be moving toward making Andrew Wheeler the permanent head of the EPA, the president indicated during off-the-cuff remarks at an Oct. 23 White House event.

The acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency came to the podium during the president’s remarks in what appeared to be an unplanned diversion at an event honoring state and local leaders from the West. Trump asked Wheeler to expedite the approval of a delayed harbor-dredging project in Texas that would expand the capacity of oil and gas shipping.

“He’s ‘acting,’ but he’s doing well,” the president said, as Wheeler...

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