Andrew Wheeler was confirmed by the Senate as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Thursday after serving as acting chief since July, when Scott Pruitt resigned. While Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., chairman of the Senate environment committee, says Wheeler is "uniquely qualified," Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, raised concerns over potential plans to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan and to roll back regulation of power plant mercury emissions.
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