Former EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler Joins Heritage as Visiting Fellow

Former EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler Joins Heritage as Visiting Fellow

Andrew Wheeler, former Environmental Protection Agency administrator during the Trump administration, joined The Heritage Foundation on Monday as a visiting fellow.

May 3, 2021 1 min read

VIRTUAL EVENT: A Major EPA Announcement with EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler makes a policy announcement at EPA headquarters September 19, 2019. Win McNamee / Staff / Getty Images

WASHINGTON—Andrew Wheeler, former Environmental Protection Agency administrator during the Trump administration, joined The Heritage Foundation on Monday as a visiting fellow.

In his role as visiting fellow, Wheeler will advise the Heritage team on the economic and environmental impact of energy, climate change, and environmental regulations.

“Andrew Wheeler will be a tremendous addition to The Heritage Foundation,” said Heritage President Kay C. James. “Andrew brings decades of experience in environment and public works policy having served as a dedicated EPA employee under both President George H.W. Bush and President Bill Clinton and as a Cabinet member for President Donald Trump. His service on Capitol Hill as well as in the private sector will help bolster our team’s expertise on a range of important policy issues. Andrew has proven in his career a commitment to protecting America’s natural resources while rejecting aggressive government regulation.”

Wheeler began his nearly two-decade career during President George H.W. Bush’s administration as a special assistant in the Environmental Protection Agency pollution prevention and toxics office. He went on to serve in many senior roles in energy and environment, including at FaegreBD Consulting. Prior to his work with the firm, Wheeler served for six years as the majority staff director and chief counsel, as well as the minority staff director of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Before his time at the Senate EPW Committee, Wheeler served in a similar capacity for six years for the Senate Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate Change, Wetlands and Nuclear Safety.

“The Heritage Foundation has been a conservative steward in Washington, D.C., for decades and I am deeply honored to join this well-respected team as we work together to advance conservative values with policies that will benefit all Americans,” said Wheeler.

Wheeler is the past chairman of the National Energy Resource Organization (NERO) and a Stennis fellow.

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