"New EPA Chief Faces First Test On Capitol Hill"

"Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) interim chief Andrew Wheeler faces his first congressional test Wednesday when he testifies at his first hearing since taking over for scandal-plagued Scott Pruitt.

While Democrats plan to grill Wheeler — a former energy lobbyist — over his policy goals at the agency, the public testimony is expected to have a decidedly different dynamic compared to the heated exchanges that punctuated most of Pruitt’s appearances on Capitol Hill.

Members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee are hoping they can finally focus on EPA’s policy initiatives."

Miranda Green and Timothy Cama report for The Hill July 31, 2018.


"Andrew Wheeler, New E.P.A. Chief, Details His Energy Lobbying Past" (New York Times)

"EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler’s Past Lobbying Ties Attract Scrutiny" (Washington Post)

"Wheeler's Staff Days: 'A Very Serious Young Lawyer'" (Greenwire)

"Post-Pruitt Pragmatism on Display as New EPA Chief Alters Course" (Bloomberg)

"Wheeler To Face Lawmakers In First Hearing As Agency Chief" (E&E Daily)

"EPA Chief Looks To Distinguish Himself From Pruitt In Agency-Wide Memo" (The Hill)

The Senate Environment Committee hearing with Wheeler will livestream at 10:30 AM ET here.

Source: The Hill, 08/01/2018