“restore EPA to its proper size and scope.”
— Sen James Inhofe

Coal lobbyist up for big EPA job

wheelerDonald Trump just nominated a lobbyist for the coal industry to be the second-in-command at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Andrew Wheeler is a former Congressional aide and since 2009 has been a prominent lobbyist at the Faegre Baker Daniels firm where his clients include Murray Energy, one of the country’s largest coal mining companies.

Wheeler used to work for Senator James Inhofe, who infamously brought a snowball onto the Senate floor to decry the complaints of those who believe in global warming.

The Independent