不过，一些环保人士和民主党人说，这正是他们担心惠勒将要做的 – 维持普鲁伊特的放松监管政策。
President Donald Trump says he has "no doubt" the new acting chief of the EPA, Andrew Wheeler, will continue with "our great and lasting EPA agenda."
But environmentalists and some Democrats are already saying they are afraid that's exactly what he will do -- keep Scott Pruitt's policy of deregulation.
The Ohio-born Wheeler is a former lawyer and longtime coal industry lobbyist.
He is also a former chief of staff for Oklahoma Republican Senator James Inhofe -- one of the country's most vocal deniers of climate change.
Wheeler is also a critic of those who say human activity is causing the Earth to get warmer.