EPA: Scott Pruitt Is Out, Wheeler Is In
With the resignation of embattled, corrupt Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, one Trump lackey — hell-bent on trashing vital clean-air and water rules and dismantling climate and public-health protections — has been replaced by another.
Andrew Wheeler, previously Pruitt's deputy, is taking the reins as acting EPA chief and will surely do his best to continue Pruitt's slash-and-burn campaign against U.S. environmental safeguards.
Unlike Pruitt, Wheeler is a D.C. insider and former coal lobbyist — and may prove ruthlessly effective at attacking key laws to swell the bottom lines of polluting industries.
"It's a brave new world of pro-fossil-fuel ideologues who seem not to care about anything but industry profits, the rest of the country be damned," said Center attorney Bill Snape.