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People: Trump nominates Wheeler as EPA chief, teeing up Senate fight

January 09, 2019
President Donald Trump has formally nominated acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to be the agency's permanent head, a long-expected move that sets the stage for wide-ranging debate on the administration's environmental rollbacks, as well as demands from Democrats for changes to that agenda in exchange for a speedy confirmation. The White House announced Jan. 9 that Trump has sent Wheeler's nomination to the Senate along with those of five other nominees at the treasury and transportation departments. The announcement follows...


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