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Former EPA head predicts swift end to Biden’s climate policies under a new Trump administration

Former EPA head predicts swift end to Biden’s climate policies under a new Trump administration

Andrew Wheeler, former EPA chief under Trump, believes that Biden’s aggressive climate policies will be quickly dismantled if Trump is re-elected, though funding for clean energy subsidies may persist.

Josh Siegel reports for POLITICO.

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Trump’s former head of the EPA has been a quiet contributor to Virginia’s exit from RGGI

Gov. Glenn Youngkin caused an uproar picking Andrew Wheeler as his natural resources secretary. Senate Democrats blocked Wheeler’s nomination, but now he oversees regulatory efforts and remains involved in environmental policy.

Chesapeake Bay cleanup

Chesapeake Bay leaders resolute even as cleanup targets become more elusive

Environmentalists are somewhat skeptical about offcials' commitments to meet Bay cleanup goals.
Virginia Senate imperils Andrew Wheeler’s bid for Glenn Youngkin’s Cabinet

Virginia Senate imperils Andrew Wheeler’s bid for Glenn Youngkin’s Cabinet

The party-line vote is not likely to end Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s efforts to install Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist who led a rollback of Obama-era environmental regulations as Environmental Protection Agency chief under President Donald Trump.
Three state-level climate fights to watch this year

Three state-level climate fights to watch this year

Outside the nation's capital, leaders in three states are thrusting themselves into major debates over the future of climate action and clean energy.
Editorial: Glenn Youngkin is no moderate on the environment

Editorial: Glenn Youngkin is no moderate on the environment

Virginia's governor-elect sends another bad signal about his environmental agenda.
Virginia Democrats aim to block Trump's E.P.A. chief from state agency

Virginia Democrats aim to block Trump's E.P.A. chief from state agency

In Virginia, cabinet nominees are rarely blocked. But the Republican governor-elect’s choice of Andrew Wheeler to be natural resources secretary has alarmed Democrats.
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