EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, testifies during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill, May 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Subcommittee is hearing testimony on the proposed budget estimates for FY2019 for the Environmental Protection Agency. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC (24/7 News Source)  --   Embattled EPA Chief Scott Pruitt is resigning from the Trump Administration.  President Trump tweeted he has "accepted the resignation" of Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. 

 
 

"I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this. The Senate confirmed Deputy at EPA, Andrew Wheeler, will......on Monday assume duties as the acting Administrator of the EPA. I have no doubt that Andy will continue on with our great and lasting EPA agenda. We have made tremendous progress and the future of the EPA is very bright!," said the President.

Trump added "Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this.

 The Senate confirmed Deputy at EPA, Andrew Wheeler, will on Monday assume duties as the acting Administrator of the EPA. " 



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