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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Resigns

07/05/2018

Scott Pruitt embattled and controversial administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency resigned on Thursday 5th July effective immediately. Since appointment he has generated questions over intermingling personal and EPA business, wasteful spending, questionable administrative and ethics practices and an anti-science agenda.

An extract from his resignation letter is reproduced:-

Mr. President, it has been an honor to serve you in the Cabinet as Administrator of the EPA. Truly, your confidence in me has blessed me personally and enabled me to advance your agenda beyond what anyone anticipated at the beginning of your Administration. Your courage, steadfastness and resolute commitment to get results for the American people, both with regard to improved environmental outcomes as well as historical regulatory reform, is in fact occurring at an unprecedented pace and I thank you for the opportunity to serve you and the American people in helping achieve those ends.

That is why it is hard for me to advise you I am stepping down as Administrator of the EPA effective as of July 6. It is extremely difficult for me to cease serving you in this role first because I count it a blessing to be serving you in any capacity, but also, because of the transformative work that is occurring. However, the unrelenting attacks on me personally, my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us.

He will be replaced in the interim by his deputy, Andrew Wheeler previously a lobbyist for the coal industry.