EPA Head Scott Pruitt Has Resigned, Trump Tweets

Scott Pruitt, the scandal-ridden head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, resigned Thursday after facing months of pressure over questions about his travel spending, security costs, influence from industry lobbyists and a host of other management decisions.

President Donald Trump broke the news Thursday afternoon on Twitter:

“I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency,” Trump wrote. “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!”

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Ken Notes: Couldn`t we talk to Paul Ryan and other key republicans and ask for some help getting someone who actually understands the issues above and beyond politics.



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