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Scott Pruitt Resigns from the EPA – Andrew Wheeler Takes Over

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, who has been in the midst of many investigations for ethics violations, has just announced his resignation.

Scott Pruitt caricature (Source: Flickr – DonkeyHotey)

The announcement comes via a Tweet from President Trump, stating:

“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!”

Before becoming the Deputy Administrator of the EPA, Andrew Wheeler served as a co-leader of the energy practice at a law firm called Faegre Baker Daniels.  He has also represented coal producer, Murray Energy, a company owned by President Trump supporter Bob Murray.

Ed Krassenstein
  

Ed Krassenstein has been a journalist and editor for various news organizations ranging from politics to technology and entrepreneurship for the past 15+ years.

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