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Senate Panel Again Advances Trump's EPA Deputy Pick

Law360 (February 7, 2018, 2:17 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works on Wednesday again advanced President Donald Trump's pick for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's second-in-command post on a strict party-line vote, with Democrats grounding their opposition in the nominee's background as a coal industry lobbyist.

It's the second time the committee has sent the nomination of Andrew Wheeler, the co-head of Faegre Baker Daniels’ energy and natural resources practice, to the full Senate by an 11-10 vote. The committee previously approved Wheeler's nomination in November, but it...
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