Will Wheeler Continue Pruitt’s Legacy at EPA?
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FEATURING LUKAS ROSS – Andrew Wheeler, the acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disclosed his lobbying ties to the fossil fuel industry this week, raising alarm bells about whether he would be any better than his predecessor Scott Pruitt who resigned recently in disgrace. Wheeler is known as a long-time energy lobbyist and served under Pruitt as Deputy EPA chief.
Meanwhile, as investigations into Pruitt’s deeds continue, environmental groups are demanding that the policies he put into place at the EPA be put on hold until the inquiries are complete.
Lukas Ross, Senior Policy Analyst with Friends of the Earth.
**This segment was originally broadcast on August 1, 2018.