"Pruitt’s New Deputy: A Coal Lobbyist Steeped in Washington’s Ways"

"WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday confirmed the Environmental Protection Agency’s second-in-command, Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist who not only shares the deregulatory zeal of Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A. chief, but also his doubtful view of climate science.

More notable, however, are the differences between the two men.

Unlike Mr. Pruitt, a Washington outsider caught in a swirl of controversy over his costly first-class travel and security spending, Mr. Wheeler is viewed as a low-key insider with years of Washington experience in the art of pursuing policy change while avoiding public distraction."

Coral Davenport reports for the New York Times April 12, 2018.


"Former Coal Lobbyist Confirmed As No. 2 Official at EPA" (AP)

"Coal Lobbyist Becomes No. 2 Official at EPA, Just Behind Pruitt" (InsideClimate News)

"Senate Confirms A Former Coal Lobbyist As Scott Pruitt’S Second-In-Command at EPA" (Washington Post)

Source: NY Times, 04/13/2018