For Immediate Release
Erin Jensen, (202) 222-0722, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fossil Fuel Lobbyist Wheeler Unfit to Serve as EPA Administrator
WASHINGTON - The Senate is set to confirm Andrew Wheeler as Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today. A long-time fossil fuel lobbyist with a record of climate denial, Wheeler is unfit to lead the federal agency responsible for protecting our nation’s environment and public health.
Ariel Moger, spokesperson for Friends of the Earth, issued the following statement in response:
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As Acting Administrator of the EPA, Andrew Wheeler has served the interests of corporate polluters at the expense of our public health and environment. Instead of handing him a promotion, the Senate should investigate Wheeler’s ties to the fossil fuel industry and halt his dangerous and destructive policies.
Americans need an EPA Administrator who will protect our public health, safeguard our environment, and take the threat of climate change seriously. A vote for Wheeler is a vote against the environment and for Big Oil.
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