Don’t Allow Coal Lobbyist to Control Environmental Protection

Target: Senator John Barrasso, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Goal: Do not confirm polluter ally Andrew Wheeler as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Andrew Wheeler does not prioritize the environment. His track record as the acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proves this. We need the new head of the EPA to uphold the EPA’s mission statement of protecting human health and the environment. Wheeler is not the man for the job.

Andrew Wheeler became the acting EPA administrator in July 2018, when Scott Pruit resigned amid a serious scandal that he misused federal funds for personal gains. He is before Congress this week for his congressional hearing to officially lead the agency. Wheeler has a history as a coal, chemical and uranium lobbyist. He vehemently defends the Trump administration’s rollback of environmental regulations. He does not think that climate change is a crisis caused by humans that requires a swift response. His attitude and policies do not protect human health and the environment. He is unfit to lead the EPA.

Senate Democrats spent much of their time during a confirmation hearing pointing out how far out of sync Wheeler’s track record is with the mission of the EPA. They accused Wheeler of tipping the scale in favor of the fossil fuel industry. Unfortunately, Democrats hold a minority in the Senate and will not be able to block the confirmation of Wheeler alone. They need Senate Republicans to take a stand for the environment.

Join us in demanding that the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works remember what the EPA was designed to protect. Do not confirm Andrew Wheeler as the new head of the EPA.

PETITION LETTER:

Sen. John Barrasso,

In your capacity as chairman of the committee, you hold a good deal of power and influence when it comes to confirming the next head of the EPA. Andrew Wheeler is before your committee seeking confirmation. Please do not confirm him.

The EPA was designed to protect human health and the environment. Wheeler’s track record proves that he will not uphold the mission of the EPA. He repeatedly works to deny climate change, lobby for fossil fuels, and repeal regulations that safeguard human health. Wheeler is not the person I want in charge of environmental regulations.

I am asking you to not confirm Andrew Wheeler as the next head of the EPA.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: U.S. EPA




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16 Comments

  1. Robert Ortiz says:

    Like putting a shark in charge of a scuba diving lesson. All I can do is shake my head in disbelief (much like I did the day Trump became president).

  2. andré dunstetter says:

    It really looks as if Trump really likes provocation !

  3. Maria Bertrand says:

    Dear Senator John Barrasso, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works –
    CONFLICT OF INTEREST! with Andrew Wheeler. He does not give a flip about the environment…

  4. Aprille Gilmore says:

    An insult to all the wonderful people who work at the EPA because they believe in it’s mission. An obscene, corrupt Administration who don’t know how to build, do, create or solve anything. Everyone they hire is a corrupt outcast.

  5. Heather Brophy says:

    tRump and the GOP are a danger to our country and the world, we do not pay the ignorant they have to go now!

  6. Ricky Calista says:

    Go Trump! You are a true patriot. Thank God that Obama , who ruined the country not believing in our exceptionalism, is gone.

  7. UTTERLY INSANE!!
    Andrew Wheeler will turn the EPA into the EDA – Environmental DESTRUCTION Agency!!
    Trump and Wheeler will make the US a POLLUTED SH*THOLE COUNTRY!!

  8. UTTERLY INSANE!!

    Andrew Wheeler will turn the EPA into the EDA –
    Environmental DESTRUCTION Agency!!

    Trump and Wheeler will make the US a POLLUTED SH*THOLE COUNTRY!!

  9. I’ve signed this petition because it’s very important, but I also know that this man will be voted in as the head of the EPA. That’s just how it has been with every person that I’ve opposed (Zinke, Pruitt,etc), even after signing many petitions. None of the Republicans wants to stand up to Trump and his ridiculous picks for offices that are supposed to protect us. I get angry just thinking about the damage that has already been done to our country by these people! And I get sad knowing that I can’ do anything about it.

  10. Justin Recht says:

    Old Thinkers! Old Money must be protected at all times. I can imagine Mr. Wheeler would be ousted from the circle of wealthy should be go against his corporate buddies.
    Regardless how who gets in – Never Give Up Fighting for a better, cleaner Future. Climate Change denier are unfit to manage a country.

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