Washington, D.C. — After the Senate voted to confirm Andrew Wheeler to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Christy Goldfuss, senior vice president for Energy and Environmental Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:
This is a bad day for anyone who depends on clean air, safe water, and a stable climate. There is no question that Andrew Wheeler will continue to do the dirty work of polluters at the expense of communities across the country, as shown already by his attempts to undo policies that protect us from the devastating health impacts of mercury, toxic chemicals, and carbon pollution. Confirming a former coal lobbyist to head the agency charged with protecting the health of children, parents, and vulnerable populations from his former clients is just another sign of this administration’s never-ending culture of corruption.
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