Andrew Wheeler


Attendees at a December 2011 hearing on the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard. The EPA's Clean Air Act standards protect the health of all Americans, especially our children. Photo: USEPA/Flickr

A Comment Guide for Fighting the EPA’s Attacks on Mercury Standards and Cost-Benefit Analysis

, Policy Director and Lead Economist, Climate & Energy

EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler has issued a pernicious proposal to undermine a crucial clean air rule, the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for coal-fired power plants. More insidiously, the proposal attacks long-standing legal, economic and regulatory precedent on cost-benefit analysis—and as a result could have far-reaching consequences for many other public health protections. Read more >

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Confirmed: Andrew Wheeler’s Love of Polluters, Disdain for Science and Public Health

, director, Center for Science & Democracy

Andrew Wheeler’s confirmation as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is creeping up on us like watching a coal ash spill flow down a gentle slope. It slowly lays waste to the landscape as it advances, then engulfs you in toxic pollution.  Read more >

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Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, Wheeler Claims Action on PFAS, How Much Is True?

, Lead science and policy analyst

At a press conference in Philadelphia this morning, EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the long-awaited action plan for the class of toxic chemicals known as PFAS. During an ABC News interview last night, Wheeler called the chemicals “a very important threat.” Indeed, the scientific literature points to associations between PFAS exposure to kidney and testicular cancers, thyroid disease, ulcerative colitis, increased cholesterol, and hypertension in pregnant women. So what is EPA planning to do and is it enough to protect you and your family from the harmful effects of PFAS? Read more >

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Photo: EPA/Flickr

Kids and Mercury Don’t Mix. You Have 60 Days to Tell the Trump Administration.

, executive director

The public comment period for the administration’s proposed roll back of mercury rules for power plants opens on Thursday, February 7. It’s a crafty, nasty, and dangerous proposal that could expose children and communities to more toxic air pollution from power plants. You now have have 60 days to tell the EPA that they should be protecting public health and safety, not throwing science and common sense out the window. Read more >

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Independent Science Takes Another Hit at the EPA: New Science Advisory Board Members Announced

, Lead science and policy analyst

The EPA released the names of eight new members yesterday. The verdict? Acting Administrator Wheeler is continuing the trend of undermining the independence and quality of scientific advice to the EPA, Read more >

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