Groups reacted to the announcement last week that the Senate had confirmed Acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler to head the agency permanently. Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall said his organization welcomes the Senate’s confirmation of Wheeler as administrator. “This is a tribute to his deep experience and the expertise he brings to the office,” Duvall says. “Mr. Wheeler knows first-hand the impact EPA policies have on America’s economy from his previous years in the private sector. The U.S. government needs more people like him.”


Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor congratulated Wheeler on his confirmation. “Giving American drivers access to affordable and renewable fuel choices starts with following through on the president’s commitment to allow E15 sales year-round on June 1 or sooner,” Skor said.


Senate Ag Committee Chair Pat Roberts says he looks forward to continuing to work with the new EPA Administrator. “He’s taken the time to listen to concerns of farmers and ranchers regarding the damaging ‘Waters-of-the-U.S.’ rule,” Roberts says. “Mr. Wheeler has already demonstrated a high regard for the concerns of rural America, and I look forward to working with him on issues important to agriculture.”



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