Glenn Youngkin Taps Trump’s Former EPA Chief for Virginia Natural Resources Secretary

Glenn Youngkin Taps Trump’s Former EPA Chief for Virginia Natural Resources Secretary


Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin (R) announced Wednesday that he nominated Andrew Wheeler, former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator in the Trump administration, to be Virginia’s next secretary of natural resources.

Youngkin, who will be sworn in as Virginia governor next week, announced his choice of Wheeler as well as his choice for director of environmental quality, Michael Rolband, saying in a statement that the pair share his environmental “vision.”

Youngkin stated:

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. Andrew and Michael share my vision in finding new ways to innovate and use our natural resources to provide Virginia with a stable, dependable,

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