Montana Senator Steve Daines hosted EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Friday to visit multiple Brownfield sites.

Daines said Wheeler visited with business owners and others to see how the Montana Brownfield sites have been managed.

“It’s great having administrator Wheeler here from the EPA in Washington, D.C. out to Montana to see an example of what we do in the partnership with these communities,” said Daines. “A Brownfield site is something we restore and reclaim, and in this case it’s this vital nee grain loading facility which is a big win for Montana and a big win for our economy, and it’s a great way to better utilize the precious resources we have here in our state.”

Our Townsquare Media colleague Aaron Flint also hosted Wheeler on his Montana Talks program, who praised the Trump administration and Senator Daines for their work on conservation and Montana’s economy.

“This administration has done so much on the environmental side,” said Wheeler. “Senator Daines should be applauded by every American for getting the Great American Outdoors Act passed through Congress and to the President’s desk. It is the biggest conservation victory in over 50 years.”

Wheeler also praised the Trump administration’s record on the environment.

“We’ve also been very aggressive on the environmental side,” he said. “We’ve also been working with Senator Daines on the Anaconda and Butte Superfund cleanup. We’ve actually made more progress there over the past two and a half years than others over the last 20 years. Under this administration and under President Trump’s leadership we have reduced air pollution by seven percent during the Trump administration.”

While he was in the Kalispell area, Wheeler also visited the Glacier Rail Park and the CHS Agronomy Center.