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Coal Lobbyist Nominated to Run EPA

Take action and tell your Senator to oppose Wheeler's nomination
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by Environmental Defense Fund | Updated on 1.11.19

Sign the petition above, or contact your lawmakers below, to oppose Andrew Wheeler's nomination as Trump's new EPA Administrator.


Since he became Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency — after a swell of grassroots activism forced his predecessor, Scott Pruitt, to resign his post — Andrew Wheeler has ignored sound science and attacked safeguards that protect us all against harmful pollution.

In his almost seven months on the job, he has led efforts to weaken or eliminate meaningful limits on the largest sources of climate pollution, including smokestacks, tailpipes, and oil & gas facilities. If he’s successful, his work will lead to billions of tons of additional climate pollution.

And now, President Trump has nominated to be the official EPA Administrator. Take action today, and tell your Senators to stand against this dangerous nomination.

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  • Aaron
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    01/11/2019
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    What a joke. Like asking your dog to guard your steak or the prisoners to be prison guards.

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  • ConflyktedPolitics
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    last Friday
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    This is really just a conflict of interest. Nominated EPA officials should be based off merit in their field (literally, environmental protection), regardless of political ties and their beliefs on how to protect the environment. I really feel sorry for EPA and NOAA, specifically. They have been crushed and gutted by conflicts of interest ties and budget cuts these last couple years.

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  • Colorblindguy26
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    last Tuesday
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    Coal is not a sustainable source of energy. We cannot begin to clean up our home if we are throwing tons of pollution into the air. Not unless we trap every bit of smoke in a magic bubble and release it into space. And even that could be bad for us. I'm not a scientist; I just cross reference sources. We need someone who will fight for the planets survival, not just Americans. Perhaps someone focused on international efforts?

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  • Zachary
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    Yesterday at 2:09 PM
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    We are begging you to oppose this nomination. As your constituents, we are infuriated by the lack of action on climate change. Do your duty to future generations, and bring these men to task for their destruction of the natural environment we hold so dear.

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  • cassie
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    last Friday
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    Nominating a former coal lobbyist to head the EPA is an absurdity!! He should not be confirmed!!

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  • Corey
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    last Wednesday
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    the oceans are warming 40% faster than scientists previously thought.... WE NEED TO GET RID OF NONRENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES RIGHT NOW. And put someone in charge of the EPA who actually gives a crap about the environment and protecting it, not one that allows corporations to dump whatever kind of chemically polluted wastewater into our waterways and gases into our atmosphere. Climate change and global warming will soon become a National Security crisis, it's by far the biggest problem we will be facing and we need to do something about it NOW

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