Wheeling and dealing industry lobbyist confirmed as head of EPA
The Senate just confirmed former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler as our nation’s top environmental defender as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Not only is Wheeler charged with safeguarding the environment, he’s also responsible for protecting the health of all Americans from dangerous toxins.

Sadly, Wheeler has already shown where he stands when industry interests threaten public health and our faith values. Months before he was confirmed, Wheeler issued a statement that limiting mercury pollution isn’t “necessary and appropriate”: With this statement he is beginning the legal process of rolling back limits on this potent neurotoxin that threatens the health of the most vulnerable.

Rev. Susan Hendershot
President
Interfaith Power & Light

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019 (Archive on Thursday, March 21, 2019)
Posted by Jym St. Pierre   Contributed by Jym St. Pierre