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Wheeler Won’t Be Only One Awaiting Senate Approval for EPA Job (1)

Nov. 16, 2018, 10:04 PMUpdated: Nov. 16, 2018, 11:50 PM

Andrew Wheeler might soon get the official nod to head the EPA, but he’ll join a line of Trump administration nominees awaiting Senate approval for other agency positions.

President Donald Trump said Nov. 16 he intends to make Wheeler the Environmental Protection Agency’s permanent administrator.

Wheeler—a former industry lobbyist and long-time Republican staffer for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee—moved from the EPA’s No. 2 slot to its acting head in July after former Administrator Scott Pruitt was ousted in an ethical cloud.

Trump didn’t specify when he intends to formally nominate Wheeler, who can continue...

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