Green, Government - Trump's EPA Chief Doesn't Seem Too Concerned
The person that Donald Trump wants to head the US Environmental Protection Agency recently was asked to name three things the EPA is doing for the environment. And he couldn't do it.
At a Washington Post live event last Wednesday, reporter Juliet Eilperin asked the acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Andrew Wheeler to name three Trump administration policies that are combating air and water pollution.
"I'm not sure I'm going to be able to give three off the top of my head," Wheeler responded.
And that seemed like an odd response, because Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that combating air and water pollution are "what matters most" to the administration in addressing climate change.
But Mr. Wheeler did back up Donald Trump who said he didn't believe a report issued by the administration's own scientists saying that the US isn't going far enough to combat climate change. Wheeler claimed the report was mainly compiled by the previous administration, and that he "did not see the report before it was released" and still hasn't "read the entire" thing.