Andrew Wheeler joined me this morning to discuss EPA’s long awaited new rule on what constitutes “Waters of the United States”:
HH: So pleased to welcome onto the program the acting administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler. I always say before I talk about the EPA my son works at EPA, and I like to tell everyone that until this summer, I spent 30 years doing law work on EPA-related matters, especially about what we’re about to talk about – the Waters Of The United States. And I want to do this subject, because for 30 years, I’ve been breaking my pick on the Waters Of The United States. And Acting Administrator Wheeler, welcome. It’s great to have you on.
AW: Thank you, Hugh. It’s great to be on your show. Good morning.
HH: Good morning. When do you expect to have a hearing on your nomination by the President to be the permanent administrator?
AW: Well, hopefully someone in January. The President has said that he’ll send up my paperwork to the Senate as soon as they reconvene. And Senator Barrasso has said that he’ll take up consideration of my nomination. I think he has to have a two week notice for the minority, so sometime in January.