Scott Pruitt Is Out At The EPA, But His Policy Legacy Remains
Scott Pruitt Is Out At The EPA, But His Policy Legacy Remains
Trump’s most homophobic Cabinet member just got shown the door
08 July, 2018, 09:26
Scott Pruitt resigned as Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Thursday after White House Chief of Staff John Kelly delivered a message from the president that it was time for the scandal-plagued administrator to leave, according to two people familiar with the situation.
After finally getting Pruitt's political scalp, the opposition party demanded more - ironically adopting Trump's own campaign rhetoric about the Washington establishment.
"I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency", tweeted the president, ending months of speculation about the future of the man he had tasked with dismantling former president Barack Obama's green legacy. "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", Pruitt wrote in a letterposted by Fox News. "I love, she loves, we love Chick-fil-A as a franchise of faith and it's one of the best in the country", Pruitt explained in an interview.
Despite his conservative background and his likely continuance of Trump's EPA agenda, Wheeler has previously criticized the President.
Senator Bernie Sanders, Democrat from Vermont: "Scott Pruitt was the worst EPA administrator in the history of the agency". "Unlike Pruitt, Wheeler worked for the EPA early in his career and has played key roles in Congressional oversight of the agency and its budget, making him a formidable opponent with intimate knowledge of the agency's programs and regulations", the group said in the April blog post.
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Environmentalists issued warnings about Wheeler when he joined the EPA.
In 2009, he became a lobbyist for the firm Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting. Reports also show Pruitt rented a condo linked to energy lobbyists for just $50 a day and enlisted aides to do special favors, such as contacting the CEO of Chick-fil-A to help Pruitt's wife open a franchise of the restaurant.
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"When you feel like you are being thrown out of the pot and into the frying pan, it's not cause for enthusiasm", Natural Resources Defense Council spokesperson Bob Deanstold the NewsHour.
Wheeler left a position as a top aide in the Senate almost a decade ago to become a successful lobbyist for the energy industry.
Former aides to Sen. A longtime Inhofe staffer, Andrew Wheeler, was tapped to take over for Pruitt as acting head of the agency.
The New York Times reported Thursday that the EPA is poised to propose a comprehensive rollback of regulations that would require large cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions from existing power plants, a huge source of planet-warming emissions.
If Trump nominates Wheeler to lead the agency in a permanent capacity, a Senate vote would be required.
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