U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler

U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

I am pleased to join West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, Secretary Caperton and Congr...
12/07/2020
EPA Finalizes NAAQS for Particulate Matter | US EPA

I am pleased to join West Virginia Governor Jim Justice, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, Secretary Caperton and Congressman Mooney virtually today to announce EPA’s final decision to retain NAAQS for particulate matter.

The U.S. has some of the lowest fine particulate matter levels in the world and, under the Trump Administration, we have achieved a 7% reduction in PM2.5 even as our nation experienced a period of booming economic growth.

Over the last four years we have redesignated 57 nonattainment areas to attainment, meaning cleaner air, improved health outcomes, and greater economic opportunities for cities and communities across the country.

Today’s announcement maintains the NAAQS standards set under the Obama/Biden administration and will help keep our nation on its path of cleaner, healthier air for all.

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-finalizes-naaqs-particulate-matter

EPA News Release: EPA Finalizes NAAQS for Particulate Matter

12/04/2020

Congratulations to Gitanjali Rao on being selected as Time’s first-ever Kid of The Year. EPA recognized Gitanjali’s brilliance in 2017 when she was selected to receive the President’s Environmental Youth Award for her project to detect lead in drinking water.

On behalf of everyone at EPA, congratulations again on this tremendous achievement.

12/03/2020
The EPA Administrators: Looking back at 50 years of environmental protection

I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to each administrator and deputy administrator who participated in yesterday’s 50th anniversary celebration. Because of the commitment of each of you, today, we enjoy the cleanest environment on record. #EPAat50 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGRHCfC5oqM&feature=youtu.be

NOTE: If you need captions, please click the CC button on the player to turn them on. EPA's administrators from 1970 to present day talk about their tenure a...

Look forward to participating in this important commemoration and event. Tune in at 1:30pm ET here: https://www.youtube....
12/03/2020
Richard Nixon Foundation

Look forward to participating in this important commemoration and event. Tune in at 1:30pm ET here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&feature=youtu.be&v=4jmHlpcph5k

Today, the Richard Nixon Foundation will open a beautiful new outdoor exhibition, "The President and the Planet: Richard Nixon and the Environment," an in-depth look at the continued impact of the historic environmental initiatives of the Nixon administration at 10:30 AM Pacific/1:30 PM Eastern.

The exhibition will be officially dedicated online today, one day shy of the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Watch the program (times Pacific):

10:30 AM: EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, introduced by Christopher Nixon Cox
10:45 AM: Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in-conversation with Hugh Hewitt
11:15 AM: A special look back at the environmental record of the Nixon administration, beautifully narrated by Jennie Eisenhower
11:20 AM: The Historic Shift to Green, featuring former EPA Administrator Bill Reilly, former EPA Administrator and New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, former CalEPA Administrator James Strock, former President of AEI Christopher DeMuth, and Dr. Roger Turner of the Philadelphia Science History Institute. Moderated by Hugh Hewitt.

The exhibition is available to guests for self-guided tours, outside.

The exhibit dedication and programs will be streamed on YouTube here beginning at 10:30 AM Pacific/1:30 PM Eastern: https://youtu.be/4jmHlpcph5k

Great to meet with our state partners at Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality to tour multiple EPA Brownfields p...
11/19/2020

Great to meet with our state partners at Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality to tour multiple EPA Brownfields projects in Little Rock. EPA’s work here has revitalized these previously contaminated sites, transforming them into livable communities. Under President Trump, EPA has awarded $900,000 in Brownfields funding to the State of Arkansas. All of these grants can potentially be used to fund improvements in #OpportunityZones.

Earlier today, I announced EPA’s National Recycling Goal to increase the national recycling rate to 50% by 2030. Reachin...
11/17/2020
EPA Administrator Wheeler Delivers Address at 3rd Annual America Recycles Summit | US EPA

Earlier today, I announced EPA’s National Recycling Goal to increase the national recycling rate to 50% by 2030. Reaching this goal will not be easy, but it is important. #Recycle50by30

EPA’s draft National Recycling Strategy focuses on three key objectives:
1) Reduction of contamination in the recycling system
2) Increasing processing efficiency
3) Strengthening markets for recycled materials

These objectives cover critical areas that, if improved, will help achieve the National goal of recycling 50% by 2030, creating jobs while protecting our natural resources.

We know that recycling is one of the most widely available ways to have a positive impact on the environment. As a nation, we are blessed with abundant resources, and the EPA continues to work to protect the value of those resources so that future generations can enjoy them.

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-administrator-wheeler-delivers-address-3rd-annual-america-recycles-summit

EPA News Release: EPA Administrator Wheeler Delivers Address at 3rd Annual America Recycles Summit

Today, we honor the men and women who have worn our Nation’s uniform and their selfless sacrifice for our freedom.
11/11/2020

Today, we honor the men and women who have worn our Nation’s uniform and their selfless sacrifice for our freedom.

On Veterans Day, we pause to pay tribute to all who have proudly worn our Nation’s uniform.

These Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen selflessly placed lives, well‑being, and security of others before their own.

Our precious liberty has survived and thrived because of generations of brave Americans—from every background and walk of life—who have answered the call to support and defend the United States.

The gravity of their contribution is immeasurable and so is our debt to every single one of our Nation’s veterans.

Thanks to President Trump’s historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, #OpportunityZones like the Seapoint Complex here in Savannah...
10/28/2020

Thanks to President Trump’s historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, #OpportunityZones like the Seapoint Complex here in Savannah are getting much needed investment.

Today we visited Florida Aquarium’s coral conservation center to see progress being made to protect Florida’s reefs. Our...
10/22/2020

Today we visited Florida Aquarium’s coral conservation center to see progress being made to protect Florida’s reefs. Our U.S Federal Strategy for Addressing the Global Issues of Marine Litter, released earlier this week, in addition to today’s announcement on irgarol, will help in the effort to clean up & protect our oceans. https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-administrator-concludes-visit-tampa-bay

Under President Trump, criteria air pollutants and their precursors have declined 7%. Americans are breathing cleaner ai...
10/22/2020

Under President Trump, criteria air pollutants and their precursors have declined 7%. Americans are breathing cleaner air today than any point in EPA’s 50 year history.

It is estimated that over 76 billion pounds of food is wasted every year. Our partners, like Walt Disney World, are work...
10/20/2020

It is estimated that over 76 billion pounds of food is wasted every year. Our partners, like Walt Disney World, are working to achieve a 50% reduction of food waste by 2030. Today we are at Disney World to see first-hand some of the processes Disney puts in place to capture and recover wasted food, helping reduce their carbon footprint and serving the surrounding community.

Thanks to all our 2030 U.S. Food Loss and Waste Champions, like Disney, for the work you do to divert wasted food from landfills thereby reducing the 3rd largest source of human-generated methane emission in the U.S.

https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-administrator-highlights-disneys-food-waste-reduction-programs

Disney's Animals, Science and Environment

Proud to announce today a $225 million #WIFIA loan to the Hampton Roads Sanitation District, helping bring the first maj...
10/13/2020

Proud to announce today a $225 million #WIFIA loan to the Hampton Roads Sanitation District, helping bring the first major water reuse program to the East Coast. This loan will save ratepayers in Suffolk millions of dollars, create good jobs, and improve water infrastructure in Virginia.

This week, we visited Ernst Conservation Seeds in Meadville, PA and Clardale Farms in Stark County, OH to meet with the ...
10/08/2020

This week, we visited Ernst Conservation Seeds in Meadville, PA and Clardale Farms in Stark County, OH to meet with the agricultural communities there and discuss ways EPA is working to better support our nation’s farmers and ranchers.

EPA’s Brownfields program is bringing opportunity back to communities. I’m proud of the achievements made under Presiden...
10/07/2020

EPA’s Brownfields program is bringing opportunity back to communities. I’m proud of the achievements made under President Trump to support cleanup and redevelopment efforts across Pennsylvania.

We’re at the Great Lakes today to announce an additional $5 million in funding for Trash Free Water grants! These grants...
09/30/2020
EPA Administrator Wheeler Announces $5 Million in GLRI Funding for Great Lakes Trash-free Water Projects | US EPA

We’re at the Great Lakes today to announce an additional $5 million in funding for Trash Free Water grants! These grants will help remove trash from harbors and waterfronts and further cleanup efforts in the Great Lakes. https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/epa-administrator-wheeler-announces-5-million-glri-funding-great-lakes-trash-free-water

EPA News Release: EPA Administrator Wheeler Announces $5 Million in GLRI Funding for Great Lakes Trash-free Water Projects

Thank you to USFWS Charlie Wooley for showing RA Thiede and me the successes of our agencies’ partnership on protecting ...
09/30/2020

Thank you to USFWS Charlie Wooley for showing RA Thiede and me the successes of our agencies’ partnership on protecting the beautiful Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.

The Great Lakes are one of our nation’s most important ecosystems. Under this Administration, we are working to clean up...
09/30/2020

The Great Lakes are one of our nation’s most important ecosystems. Under this Administration, we are working to clean up the Great Lakes by funding innovative ways to remove and prevent trash from entering the waterways.

EPA Brownfields grants help spur investment in communities, turning once-blighted properties into community assets, spac...
09/28/2020

EPA Brownfields grants help spur investment in communities, turning once-blighted properties into community assets, spaces for small businesses, and more.

Thank you to the Gary Letterman Farm for hosting me last week and discussing ways to further collaborate on environmenta...
09/21/2020

Thank you to the Gary Letterman Farm for hosting me last week and discussing ways to further collaborate on environmental protection.

EPA’s #Brownfields program is helping spur economic investment across Missouri. Glad to see such incredible progress hap...
09/17/2020

EPA’s #Brownfields program is helping spur economic investment across Missouri. Glad to see such incredible progress happening here!

EPA’s Brownfields program is driving transformation at the St. Louis City Foundry.
09/17/2020

EPA’s Brownfields program is driving transformation at the St. Louis City Foundry.

Great to be in St. Louis today meeting with faith and community leaders to discuss shared goals and efforts to clean up ...
09/16/2020

Great to be in St. Louis today meeting with faith and community leaders to discuss shared goals and efforts to clean up the environment in Missouri.

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