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Temporary EPA Chief Could Keep Gig for Years Without Senate Vote

  • Acting administrator Wheeler appointed after Pruitt resigned
  • Wheeler could remain in role for remainder of Trump’s term
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Fighting Climate Change, Without the U.S.

President Donald Trump’s temporary replacement for embattled former EPA chief Scott Pruitt may not be so temporary after all.

Senate Republicans are eager to avoid a politically charged fight to confirm Andrew Wheeler as EPA administrator, the role he’s filling on an acting basis, before midterm elections in November and amid a separate battle over Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.