On July 5, 2018, Scott Pruitt, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency stepped down from his post. Andrew Wheeler, Deputy Administrator of the EPA, took Pruitt’s place as the agency’s Acting Administrator. According to his biography, Acting Administrator Wheeler began his career during President George H. W. Bush’s administration as a special assistant in EPA’s Pollution Prevention and Toxics office. His private sector experience includes serving as a team leader of FaegreBD Consulting’s Energy and Environment Practice Group, as Counsel at the law firm, Faegre Baker Daniels, and as co-chair of the firm’s Energy and Natural Resources Industry team. Before that, Wheeler worked in various capacities on the U.S. Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works and on the its subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate change, Wetlands and Nuclear Safety.
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