EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler spent four times as many days this year visiting 13 swing states as he did the rest of the country.
The EPA chief’s calendar and press releases showed that as of yesterday, Wheeler had spent 40 days in 2020 on trips to Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Florida, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.
That compares with only 10 days visiting a few of the other 37 states — excluding an EPA staff retreat in Virginia and Wheeler’s appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference in suburban Maryland.
The discrepancy is striking, and it raises questions about whether Wheeler is using his position and EPA resources to sway voters in states that likely will decide next week’s presidential election.
With the exception of a swing through rural Virginia, a tour of brownfield sites in Missouri and a California trip where he met with