"EPA: Wheeler's Private Calendar Reveals Recused Client Contacts"

"Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler has met with at least two former clients who he promised to avoid directly interacting with, according to his personal calendar and meeting attendees.

The meetings, particularly one that took place at EPA headquarters, violate the spirit of President Trump's ethics pledge, according to good government advocates. That pledge restricts the ability of former lobbyists like Wheeler, who took over EPA's top job in early July, from meeting with their recent previous clients.

But on June 26, while Wheeler was still serving as former chief Scott Pruitt's deputy, he had a meeting at EPA headquarters with biofuels lobbyists and executives, including Emily Skor, the CEO of Growth Energy, the agency and biofuels trade group confirmed yesterday. They met at the agency's central offices in downtown Washington."

Corbin Hiar and Kevin Bogardus reports for Greenwire September 12, 2018.

Source: Greenwire, 09/13/2018