Trump has nominated Andrew Wheeler for EPA Administrator.
The Senate will vote on Tuesday.
His confirmation must be stopped.
|When Scott Pruitt resigned from his post as EPA Administrator under a haze of scandal, it was an opportunity for this critical agency to fall under true leadership again.|
Unfortunately, the Acting Administrator and former lobbyist for a large coal company, Andrew Wheeler, has now been nominated by Trump to officially fill the position. In his time as Acting Administrator, Wheeler has continued Pruitt’s legacy of policy rollbacks and polluter protection.
Along with our friends at the national League of Conservation Voters, we are doing everything we can to stop this biased and unqualified coal lobbyist from being confirmed to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.
Since Wheeler took control in July, the EPA has proposed loosening the rules on pollution from power plants, restricting the streams and wetlands that fall under EPA’s protection, and more. This may be what Trump considers “an outstanding job,” but we disagree.
The Senate is scheduled to vote on Wheeler’s confirmation early next week.
Save the Land and Water Conservation Fund
For the last 50 years, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has set aside and protected community spaces in nearly every county in the U.S., making it one of the most successful and accessible parks programs in America.
Despite strong bipartisan support from hundreds of members of Congress, LWCF is set to expire on September 30th. The program has protected land from the Grand Canyon and culturally significant sites, to urban parks and local ball fields. Massachusetts has received over $223 million from LWCF to protect precious areas including the Cape Cod National Seashore and Minute Man National Historical Park. LWCF does all this without using any taxpayer dollars – it is funded with revenues paid to the government from offshore oil and gas drilling.
We need to urge members of Congress to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund with full and dedicated funding.
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