Skip to comments.Why the Left will hate Andrew Wheeler at EPA even more than Scott Pruitt
Posted on 07/06/2018 3:42:47 PM PDT by MaxistheBest
Scott Pruitt was the perfect villain: On top of pursuing Presdient Trumps deregulatory plan for the Environmental Protection Agency, including pulling out from the Paris climate accords, he had a laundry list of ethical and possibly legal violations that put him at the heart of a at least 13 federal investigations. He was easy to criticize, didnt seem to know his way around Washington, and constantly found himself in the spotlight for undeniably questionable activity. Moreover, his haste and lack of regulatory know-how led to six of his initiatives being struck down by the courts.
Now Pruitt is out and Andrew Wheeler, his (at least) temporary replacement, will be a more difficult target for the Left, and they will hate him even more.
This new, more formidable foe has a long history as a Washington insider and is well versed in doing things by the book. After more than 20 years in Washington, including time at the EPA under President George H.W. Bush and as a coal company lobbyist, Wheeler has a reputation for denying humans as the cause of climate change and as an ally of the fossil fuel industry which even earned him the Onion headline: EPA Promotes Pulsating Black Sludge to Deputy Director. Wheeler appeared to take it all in stride, however, which will likely just infuriate the Left even more.
Like Pruitt, Wheeler will continue to pursue Trumps deregulatory agenda and will be no friend to environmentalists. Indeed, he has built his experience challenging federal environmental regulations and was the former chief of staff to Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe, a prominent Republican skeptic of mainstream scientific worries about man-made climate change.
Wheeler, with his vast experience and ability to stay out of the spotlight will likely be even more effective at pursuing Trumps policies which is sure to draw more scorn from the Left but generate far less attention.
Within a week the new guy will be embroiled in about 20 fake but accurate scandals.
Nature’s own fluctuating forces probably have way more to do with our climate than the feeble fires of humanity do.
This sounds like good news.
No. Pruitt did many good things but he was his own worst enemy.
I hope so. We should replace every Trump staff with more rightwing religIous zealots. I’d do the job but if I got harrassed like that, I’ll end up in jail after strangle every lib that gets in my face..
You think the enviro-nazis care about facts?? They will fabricate a thousand things he did wrong.
Good to hear!
The communists only get one scalp at EPA.
They are so screwed.
Hope Wheeler packs heat, knows how to use it, drives a Humvee, and lives in a gated community.
Hopefully Wheeler sleeps in a tent, rides a bike to work, never eats out for supper.
IBM Selectrics are hammering away on his new (revised) history.
Has the state government of Hawaii been charged with violating the Clean Air and Clean Water Act?
The rag’in volcano is damaging the air quality along the mainland’s Pacific coast. /sarc
If he buys a humvee at his Chevy dealer he might as well buy a suburban. He should have security and be carrying. Policy wise pour it on. We need stress levels on the left skyrocketed. Make my day. SCOTUS pick Monday. Mount up, draw ammo.
I would say so, considering that we orbit a massive fusion reactor.
And that this terrestrial ball is no stranger to way more carbon in the air than we can put into it — and it lived. What is all that chlorophyll doing anyhow? Twiddling its thumbs at the opportunity?
If we could bump CO2 up into whole percentage points, oxygen would also follow it.
Doesn’t matter. The allegations against Pruitt were not fabricated, the guy shot himself in the foot. More than once.
Correct. “Gaia” herself is one bad momma when it comes to belching fire and smoke (as well as Sulfur Dioxide, Methane, etc.).
“””””The allegations against Pruitt were not fabricated”””””
Is an allegation a fact or a guess?
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