Senator Mitt Romney voted Wednesday to advance the nomination of Andrew Wheeler as the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Sen. Romney issued the following statement about his vote:
“With more than 25 years of experience in environmental policy, including service as a career civil servant at the EPA under both Republican and Democratic administrations, Mr. Wheeler is well-qualified to lead the agency. During my meeting with him as part of the confirmation process, we discussed several issues of importance to Utah – including air quality and prescribed burn issues. I look forward to working with him to ensure that our environmental policies help promote economic growth while also preserving our environment and natural resources.”
Sen. Mitt Romney R-Utah
Wheeler is currently the acting administrator for the EPA. Before joining the EPA he worked as a lobbyist for the coal industry.