July 6, 2018

If you think Scott Pruitt was bad, meet his replacement

Alternet - [Andrew} Wheeler has worked in Washington for more than 20 years. He is a former chief of staff to Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe, the Republican who has become known as one of Capitol Hill's most prominent climate change deniers. According to the New York Times, one group of former Inhofe aides who now work in energy and environment policy positions across the Trump administration and in top DC lobbying firms are loosely referred to as the "Inhofe mafia."

... Prior to being confirmed by the Senate as deputy EPA administrator, Wheeler previously worked in the agency's office of pollution prevention during the administration of the first President George Bush. More recently, Wheeler lobbied for the coal company Murray Energy, the largest coal mining company in the nation, whose chief executive Robert E. Murray donated $300,000 to Trump's presidential inauguration.

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