President Donald Trump announced Friday he plans to nominate the acting chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, to permanently lead the agency.
Trump announced the move during a Medal of Freedom ceremony at the White House, where he introduced Wheeler along with other top administration officials in attendance.
“Acting administrator — who, I will tell you, is going to be made permanent,” Trump said. “He’s done a fantastic job. And I want to congratulate him. EPA, Andrew Wheeler.”