Because he keeps a low profile, Wheeler gets things done. His skills are especially needed now. Efforts to undo the so-called Clean Power Plan and other energy-rationing rules, as well as the Waters of the U.S. rule, have been beset by glitches and delays. The EPA needs to get going because litigation threatens every deregulatory action.
On at least two major issues — involving greenhouse gas emissions and Alaska mining development — Wheeler may prove bolder than his predecessor. Let’s hope so.
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