Environmental and public health advocates are already urging senators not to confirm Wheeler if Trump ends up nominating him to serve as EPA administrator.
"With Scott Pruitt in charge, we can finally unravel the mess of the EPA, and begin developing and implementing thoughtful policies that will make measurable improvements to our natural resources and unleash an energy revolution that will bring jobs and higher wages to Americans", Putnam wrote.
Democrats and environmental groups decried Wheeler as a coal apologist and former top aide to a GOP senator who rejects mainstream climate science.
In October 2017, he notably led a proposal to repeal the CPP, following an order from Trump earlier in the year to "suspend, revise or rescind four actions related to the Clean Power Plan that would stifle the American energy industry".
"Despite his brief tenure, Pruitt was the worst EPA chief in history", said Kieran Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity.
"Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this", added Trump, who gave no reason for Pruitt's departure. Wheeler's other clients ranged from companies providing coal, gas and nuclear energy to a mix of clients in the auto and food industries.
But that doesn't mean Wheeler wasn't lobbying other parts of the Trump administration following the election.
The senator was also a supporter of Pruitt, according to the Times, and Wheeler's rise demonstrates the growing influence of a group of former Inhofe staff members across the Trump administration and Washington including Ryan Jackson, who is now the EPA's chief of staff.
According to The Washington Post, Pruitt pushed to find his wife a well-paying job with a politically connected group.
Rep. Maxine Waters recently made comments encouraging her supporters to publicly confront members of the President's Cabinet, sparking a debate over whether heckling is a permissible political tactic.
Ken Kimmell, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists, suggests that it's time for the EPA to "clean house".
Before heading the EPA, he spent years attacking the agency. "The independent and experienced leader cared deeply about the future of the agency and restored its effectiveness". "We deserve to have somebody at the EPA who actually does protect our environment, somebody who believes in climate change and takes it seriously for the benefit of all of us, including our children", Kirstin Mink told Pruitt as he was having lunch at a downtown restaurant.
In fact, he was the subject of multiple congressional and oversight inquiries; he denied wrongdoing in all cases.
A plastic-straw ban in Seattle , Starbucks' hometown, took effect on July 1 , making it the first major city to take action. A number of local governments have recently passed legislation restricting the use and distribution of plastic straws.
Xiaomi's IPO began on Monday in Hong Kong to a fairly slow start, with trade slipping more than 2%, sometimes dropping by 5.88%. Despite Xiaomi's challenging debut, Reuters notes that Hang Seng - the Hong Kong stock market index - was 1.7 percent higher.
In the years since, Prime Day has grown into a shopping extravaganza in its own right, with deep discounts on all kinds of items. Amazon is offering Prime subscriptions in the Netherlands for €3.99 for the first month rising to €5.99 in September.
Fans had descended at Clapham Junction and were clapping and cheering when the man chose to climb on top of the bus. Police have now confirmed that a woman suspected of having taken part in the vandalism has now been identified.
Hartley was able to walk away from the incident, but the severe damage to his Toro Rosso means he might miss qualifying. The Toro Rosso driver crashed heavily at Brooklands after front left suspension failure pitched him into a spin.
The two embraced again at the state dinner, hosted by Isaias and broadcast on both countries' state television. Full-blown fighting ended in 2000, but their troops have faced off across their disputed border ever since.
Frappuccino drinks will still be served with dome lids, but with straws made from paper or compostable plastic. Plastic straws never completely decompose and can be harmful, even fatal, to animals that ingest them.
Residents should also make sure that their window and door screens are in good fix to prevent mosquitoes from getting inside. Empty buckets, flower pots, old tires from holding water. "That includes any place where there is standing water".
Other Brexit-supporting Conservative MPs have criticized the Chequers deal, saying May's plans offered Brexit in name only . Davis' resignation was followed by that of Exiting the EU Minister Steve Baker.
Below is a breakdown of each draw and a look at the four players with the best chances to advance to the men's and women's finals. Thirteen Wimbledon championships between them and 49 grand slam titles overall, it was quite the historic training run.
Timehop admits attacker stole 21 million users' data
The breach also led to a loss of access tokens that the service uses to access users' posts on other social networks. Another thing the hackers got were the "keys" that allow the app to show you posts from the sources you've chosen.
Police arrest principal, 5 others in rape of student
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Things to look out for at the royal christening
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Why Wimbledon white not quite right for Federer
Mannarino fought back as he pushed Federer to 4-4, despite being unable to make any dents on his opponent's accurate serving. Djokovic, seeded 12th following time off with injury, will play Karen Khachanov last on the 11,000-seat No.1 Court.
Eden Hazard lavishes praise on Kylian Mbappe
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Michael Appleton on success of England's Harry Maguire
The Leicester centre-half has impressed in Russian Federation this summer, helping England reach the World Cup quarter-finals. England's quarter-final triumph over Sweden will have at least doubled Harry Maguire's value.