Center for The Environment

Conservation makes good environmental sense. Every American, regardless of their zip code is entitled to clean air and clean water. The previous Administration proved once and for all that you can improve all of the environmental indicators and promote job growth at the same time by modernizing our regulations. The key is for community-driven environmental programs where we focus on addressing all of the environmental issues that communities face at once instead of the piecemeal approach of the past. We need to improve the lives of people in their commmunities while also ensuring continued job growth. You can clean up the environment and promote jobs at the same time.

The Honorable Andrew Wheeler Chair, Center for the Environment

Andrew Wheeler is originally from Ohio and currently serves as the Chair of the Center for the Environment at AFPI. He previously served as the 15th Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 28, 2019, having previously served as the Acting Administrator and the Senate-confirmed Deputy Administrator. Under his leadership, EPA conclusively proved that they could reduce regulatory burdens while improving environmental indicators across the board. Wheeler oversaw a doubling of Superfund site cleanups, a seven percent reduction in air pollution, significant reductions in greenhouse gases, and the first update to the Lead and Copper regulations in drinking water infrastructure in over thirty years. Prior to his service at the EPA, Wheeler was a consultant and of counsel at Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP. There, he was the leader of the energy and environment consulting practice team and co-chair of the firm-wide energy and natural resources industry team. Wheeler also spent fourteen years working in the United States Senate, including six years as the Staff Director and Chief Counsel for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, six years as the Clean Air, Climate Change, and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee Staff Director, and two years as General Counsel to Senator Jim Inhofe. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Case Western Reserve University, a Master of Business Administration from George Mason University, and a Juris Doctor from Washington University in St. Louis, after which he started as a career employee at the EPA in the Toxics Office, where he was awarded three bronze medals. Andrew Wheeler is an Eagle Scout.

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