"Va. Governor-Elect Taps Trump EPA Chief For Key Post"

"Andrew Wheeler, who served as head of EPA during the Trump administration, is returning to government service.

Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin (R) announced today he chose Wheeler as his secretary of natural resources. Wheeler will be the state’s top environmental official and oversee five agencies focusing on the environment, natural resources and recreation.

Youngkin also selected Michael Rolband as Virginia’s next director of environmental quality. Rolband founded Wetland Studies and Solutions Inc., a consulting firm, and the Resource Protection Group Inc., a nonprofit group for wetlands and streams restoration.

"Virginia needs a diverse energy portfolio in place to fuel our economic growth, continued preservation of our natural resources, and a comprehensive plan to tackle rising sea levels," Youngkin said in a statement."

Kevin Bogardus reports for E&E News January 5, 2022.


"Youngkin Nominates Trump EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler For Secretary Of Natural Resources" (Washington Post)

"Trump EPA Head, Coal Lobbyist Tapped As Virginia’s Environmental Chief" (Virginia Mercury)

Source: E&E News, 01/06/2022