Join CEI for an online forum with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler. In conversation with Director of CEI’s Center for Energy and Environment Myron Ebell and President Kent Lassman, Administrator Wheeler will share a major announcement and discuss reform opportunities ahead. We invite audience participation during the second half of the program. Questions can be submitted in the Q&A box or to [email protected].
Administrator Andrew Wheeler, Environmental Protection Agency
Myron Ebell, Director of the Center for Energy and Environment, CEI
Kent Lassman, President, CEI
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
10:00 – 11:00 am EST
Andrew Wheeler serves as the fifteenth Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on February 28, 2019. Wheeler began his career dedicated to advancing sound environmental policies as a Special Assistant in EPA’s Pollution Prevention and Toxics office during the George H. W. Bush Administration.
Prior to joining EPA, he was a Principal of the Energy and Environment Practice Group at FaegreBD Consulting and Counsel at Faegre Baker Daniels law firm. He also served as Co-chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Industry team across the firm. Wheeler previously served for six years as the Majority Staff Director, Chief Counsel, and Minority Staff Director of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Before his time at the Senate EPW Committee, he served in a similar capacity for six years for the Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate Change, Wetlands and Nuclear Safety. Wheeler is the past Chairman of the National Energy Resource Organization (NERO), a Stennis Fellow, and an Eagle Scout.
Myron Ebell is Director of the Center for Energy and Environment at CEI and chairs the Cooler Heads Coalition, which comprises representatives from more than two dozen nonprofit organizations that challenge global warming alarmism and oppose energy rationing policies. Ebell has focused on energy and climate issues since joining CEI 20 years ago, but throughout the 1990s worked exclusively on federal lands policies and property rights issues, including especially the Endangered Species Act. He served in 2016 as head of the Trump EPA transition team.
Kent Lassman is President and CEO of the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He oversees strategy for the organization, including management of a team of policy, communications, and fundraising staff. Prior to joining CEI, Lassman spent eight years as vice president at a public affairs firm in Washington, D.C., counseling clients on campaign approaches to issues ranging from telecommunications to privacy to biotechnology and state licensing.
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