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EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns Amid Crush of Scandals

  • Embattled environmental chief to leave agency after 16 months
  • Former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler will take over agency
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Pruitt Steps Down as EPA Chief Amid Ethics Scandals
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Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has resigned after a deluge of damaging revelations about his spending, travel, and a condo rental deal that prompted some Republican lawmakers to distance themselves and question his continued effectiveness.

President Donald Trump announced in a tweet on Thursday that he’d accepted the resignation. “Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job and I will always be thankful to him for this,” Trump said.