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Rounds Meets with Andrew Wheeler, President’s Nominee to be EPA Administrator

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), met with Andrew Wheeler, President Trump’s nominee to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPW Committee is responsible for oversight of the EPA.


“I appreciated the opportunity to sit down with Acting Administrator Wheeler to talk about a number of EPA issues impacting South Dakotans,” said Rounds. “We had a productive discussion about year-round sales of E-15 and I shared with him my concerns about the number of Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) waivers issued to refineries which have lowered the amount of corn ethanol blended into the nation’s fuel supply in recent years. Production of corn ethanol directly helps South Dakota farmers, bolsters American energy independence and creates jobs. I look forward to supporting Acting Administrator Wheeler’s nomination when it comes before the EPW Committee later this year.” 


Wheeler has served as acting EPA administrator since July 2018. Prior to that, he served as deputy administrator of the EPA.



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