FreedomWorks Statement in Response to the Confirmation of Andrew Wheeler to be EPA Administrator

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Senate’s vote to confirm Andrew Wheeler as the next Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:

“FreedomWorks applauds the confirmation of Andrew Wheeler to be the next EPA Administrator. As Acting Administrator, Wheeler did a phenomenal job balancing protecting the environment and abiding by his constitutional obligations, all while preserving free market principles. He will no doubt add to that legacy as full-time Administrator.

“One of the Trump administration’s most worthy objectives is to reduce the regulatory burden placed on American citizens and businesses. Administrator Wheeler has committed to repealing harmful rules such as the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and the Obama administration’s ridiculous fuel standards. With him at the helm, our nation will be poised for more economic growth going forward.”