EPA Chief Resigns Amid Scandals

James Kirk
Author James Kirk
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President Donald Trump first tweeted the news Thursday that Pruitt had resigned, reports CNN.

45I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

Pruitt's resignation follows months during which the EPA administrator has been embroiled in one ethics controversy after the next.

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Trump said on Twitter that Pruitt's recently Senate-confirmed deputy Andrew Wheeler will on Monday assume the duties of acting administrator of the EPA.

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