Andrew Wheeler

Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Andrew Wheeler has had a long career working on environmental issues in both government and private sectors. He began his career during the George H. W. Bush Administration as a special assistant in EPA's Pollution Prevention and Toxics office. Wheeler was a principal and the team leader of the Energy and Environment Practice Group at FaegreBD Consulting, as well as Counsel at Faegre Baker Daniels law firm, where he practiced since 2009. He also served as the firm’s co-chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Industry team.

Prior to his work with the firm, Wheeler served for six years as the majority staff director and chief counsel, as well as the minority staff director, of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Before his time at the full 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.

He was born in Hamilton, Ohio and completed his law degree at Washington University in St. Louis, his MBA at George Mason University, and his undergraduate work at Case Western Reserve University in English and Biology.



Podcast Guest Appearances

EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler on Cars, Coal, and Climate

Greg Dalton sits down for a rare interview with newly-confirmed U.S. EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler on cars, coal, and climate. Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board, responds to Wheeler’s position on vehicle standards, and discusses her agency’s role leading a group of states in contesting the Trump administration’s revised auto emissions rules.

Also featuring Albert Cheung of Bloomberg New Energy Finance on the future of personal mobility, and Helen Clarkson of The Climate Group on getting some of the world’s biggest companies to commit to 100% renewable energy.