The National Chicken Council, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association and National Turkey Federation today thanked the Senate for its action in confirming Andrew Wheeler as Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Wheeler brings deep expertise in environmental law as well as federal regulatory and legislative policy issues. His substantive knowledge will be a major asset to help him serve effectively in the agency’s leadership.
Wheeler also brings extensive experience to the position. He understands EPA’s programs, priorities and operations from his previous work in the agency’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics. In Congress, he served as Chief Counsel for Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe during the Senator’s chairmanship of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Wheeler is well prepared to take on the responsibilities of the Deputy Administrator and contribute effectively to the agency’s important work.
“Our members have a longstanding commitment to operating as good stewards of our natural resources and advancing the goals of both environmental sustainability and thoughtful regulation anchored in science,” remarked the organizations. “We believe Mr. Wheeler will be committed to these goals and look forward to working with him in his new leadership role.”