In a tweet Thursday afternoon, Trump said he had accepted the resignation of the beleaguered EPA chief. Chmielewski also leveled new claims against the administrator, including "improper retaliation against EPA staff". In Pruitt's case, with more than a dozen active investigations into his conduct still lingering.
He resigned after increasing scrutiny of his spending decisions and persistent questions about his ethics while in the post.
The D.C. mom who confronted now-former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Monday and asked him to resign said she was "jumping up and down" at today's news that he had stepped down.
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) was Pruitt's mentor and staunch supporter until he could no longer face the endless ethical transgressions of his former protege. Murray's CEO Robert Murray has supported Trump for years, and long worked to do away with health and safety regulations like the Clean Power Plan. And later: "I count it a blessing to be serving you in any capacity".
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Pruitt's survival came from being in the line of eyesight - angling to hang around the West Wing while lavishing Trump with praise, telling the president he was "brilliant" and a political revolutionary, according to people who have attended meetings with him. The president cheered his EPA chief's moves to boost fossil fuel production and roll back regulations opposed by corporate interests. As of last October, 67 environmental rules appeared to be under threat.
Several environmental agencies also cheered Mr. Pruitt's exit. Which means in the short term, the departure isn't likely to change the trajectory of the EPA. "The Trump EPA continues to undo critical health protections that safeguard our communities from unsafe chemicals and ensure Americans have safe drinking water and clean air".
"We deserve to have somebody at the EPA who actually does protect our environment", she says to him in the video. Trump could also choose to nominate Wheeler himself, although he said last week that he wasn't gunning for the job.
An Ohio native, Wheeler served as a special assistant in the EPA's Pollution Prevention and Toxics office in the early 1990s before moving over to the Senate environment panel, where he eventually became GOP staff director under Sen.
Pruitt is the third Trump Cabinet official to be ousted over ethics complaints. "In the meantime, I know Assistant Administrator Andrew Wheeler is well prepared to continue the progress already made under President Trump".
After finally getting Pruitt's political scalp, the opposition party demanded more - ironically adopting Trump's own campaign rhetoric about the Washington establishment.