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EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns amid ethics scandals
|Last Edited||RP Jul 05, 2018 03:09pm|
|Author||Jeremy Diamond, Eli Watkins and Juana Summers|
|News Date||Thursday, July 5, 2018 09:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned after months of ethics controversies, President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday. |
"I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency," Trump tweeted. "Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this."
Pruitt's resignation follows months during which the EPA administrator has been embroiled in one ethics controversy after the next.
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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