Moms Say: Stop Wheeler

UPDATE: ON FEBRUARY 28, WHEELER WAS CONFIRMED. MOMS WON’T STOP FIGHTING!

 

The Trump Administration has nominated Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to permanently become the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This nomination is dangerous, irresponsible, and unacceptable. Wheeler’s fingerprints are all over the very worst environmental proposals of the Trump Administration. He has proven that he has no interest in protecting people’s health and safety, putting us on a path to climate safety, or reining in toxic chemicals or harmful air pollution. Wheeler was for many years a lobbyist for the coal industry — and it’s clear from his actions that corporate polluters are his first priority. Moms disapprove of the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to head EPA and we are calling on United States Senators to oppose this nomination.

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MOMS IN THE FIGHT: OUR EFFORTS SO FAR

  • On Tuesday, February 5, 2019, Moms Clean Air Force attended the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee meeting where committee members voted on whether to advance Andrew Wheeler’s nomination for EPA Administrator to the Senate for full consideration. (They voted along party lines, and the nomination moved from the EPW committee to the full Senate for consideration.)
  • On Monday, February 4, 2019, Moms Clean Air Force co-hosted a Senate briefing with Earthjustice featuring Senator Tom Carper (D-DE) and industry, health, faith, and environmental justice experts. The topic: Why these “odd bedfellows” oppose EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s proposal to undermine our country’s mercury pollution standards (the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, or “MATS”).
  • On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, Moms Clean Air Force welcomed families to Washington, D.C. to meet with their members of Congress to make it clear that moms–and many others across the country!–oppose the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and so should our Senators. Moms (and kids!) in red shirts dominated the halls of Congress all day Tuesday, meeting with our Senators and Representatives to stress the importance of protecting our children’s health and the need to oppose the nomination of Andrew Wheeler.
  • On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, Moms Clean Air Force members (including kids!) showed up in full force to attend the nomination hearing of ex-coal lobbyist, Andrew Wheeler to head EPA. His actions at EPA so far show that he is unfit to lead EPA and protect our kids’ health. His performance at the hearing made that even clearer. Click here to watch a livestream of the hearing.

TELL YOUR SENATORS: DON’T LET A COAL LOBBYIST RUN EPA