Trump taps ex-lobbyist for EPA No. 2 job

Trump taps ex-lobbyist for EPA No. 2 job

President Trump is picking Andrew Wheeler, a former lobbyist and senior Republican congressional staffer, to be the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) deputy administrator.

The White House announced the nomination Thursday afternoon.

Wheeler works at Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting, where his clients have included coal mining giant Murray Energy Corp. and uranium miner Energy Fuels Resources Inc.

He was previously registered with Congress as a lobbyist, but removed his registration in August.

“Andrew will bring extraordinary credentials to EPA that will greatly assist the Agency as we work to implement our agenda,” EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said in a statement.

“He has spent his entire career working to improve environmental outcomes for…

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