USA TODAY: Opinion: President Trump made the right pick for EPA: Sen. Barrasso

Since July, Mr. Wheeler has served as acting administrator. Under his leadership, EPA has issued commonsense policy regulations to protect our environment, while still allowing America’s economy to grow.

Overreaching regulations such as the so-called Clean Power Plan and Waters of the United States rule would have damaged our economy and cost Americans jobs with minimal benefit to the environment.

These regulations weren’t just bad policy, they were illegal. With Andrew Wheeler in charge, the agency has worked with states to draft commonsense replacement rules that protect the environment, follow the law and are simpler to understand.

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