Scandal-Plagued EPA Administrator Pruitt Resigns

July 5, 2018 02:55 PM
 
President Donald Trump says he has accepted the resignation of scandal-plagued Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.

By ZEKE MILLER, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he has accepted the resignation of scandal-plagued Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.

Pruitt had become a constant source of embarrassment to a president who had entered Washington promising to "Drain the Swamp."
Pruitt has faced an array of ethical questions about his travel spending, security costs, dealings with industry lobbyists and misuse of government resources.

He had denied wrongdoing in the face of multiple congressional and oversight inquiries.
Despite the scandals, Trump has been approving of Pruitt's efforts to reduce regulations that the administration says curb business growth. Trump writes on Twitter, "Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job."
Activists have argued those cuts have endangered the environment.

Trump tweets that Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler will assume the acting administrator position Monday.
 

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David Leonard
persia, IA
7/5/2018 08:34 PM
 

  What do we know about Andrew Wheeler ????

 
 
Dan B
INDEPENDENCE, MO
7/6/2018 10:58 AM
 

  Let me get this right. It was only AFTER Pruitt advanced to the national level that his ethics slipped? Is there more in Oklahoma? Oil & Gas will never tell.

 
 
george
dowling, MI
7/5/2018 08:49 PM
 

  So now Trump(y) has "second stringers"serving as ACTING head of a department. Sounds like the wheels falling off the trumpmobile.

 
 

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