Top coal lobbyist could quickly become EPA chief

Senate Republicans are moving to confirm a former coal industry lobbyist as the second highest ranking official at the Environmental Protection Agency.

A Senate vote could come Thursday on the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to serve as EPA's deputy administrator. The vote comes amid calls by Democrats and a few Republicans for President Donald Trump to replace EPA chief Scott Pruitt, whose tenure has been threatened by damaging ethics disclosures.

If confirmed, Wheeler would be next in line if Pruitt resigns or is fired.

"You're Fired" - Trump

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Just when you think it can't  be worse...

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4 minutes ago, BlackTortoise said:

Just when you think it can't  be worse...

My thoughts exactly @BlackTortoise

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14 minutes ago, BlackTortoise said:

Just when you think it can't  be worse...

But you must admit that in Pruitt's case it was almost impossible. 

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well, on the other side of the pond, we all enjoy watching the show. 

 

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So this means that he's the top guy if Pruitt leaves ... and he won't even have to go through the normal vetting process for top guy? That's how it looks to me. They slip someone in as deputy so they can be push up to head. But do we know what the oil and gas industry really thinks of him or are we just assuming they like him because he was a coal lobbyist?

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