E&E News cites Director of the Center of Energy and Environment Myron Ebell after a recent meeting with White House officals.
Myron Ebell, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said a White House meeting last week to brief the president on the Happer proposal "went well." But he said the concept remains controversial among some senior officials.
"The president is enthusiastic about setting up the Happer commission," said Ebell, who oversaw the EPA transition team before Trump's inauguration. But he noted that Wheeler would have been unlikely to reference a program that Trump has yet to bless at an international forum.