President Donald Trump announced Thursday via Twitter that EPA
Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned from his post.
have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency,"
"Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will
always be thankful to him for this."
added that Andrew Wheeler, EPA deputy administrator, will be taking
up the reins. Wheeler was confirmed in his position by the
Senate in April.
resignation comes after two US members of Congress called
for an investigation into his use of secret calendars
to hide meetings with controversial figures, among them
Cardinal George Pell, the Vatican's third-highest-ranking official,
who has been hit with sexual abuse charges.
also reportedly attended a dinner at the Trump International
Hotel in Washington, DC, that was hosted by Joseph Craft,
the chief executive of coal producer Alliance Resources
Partners, Think Progress reported.
I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this. The Senate confirmed Deputy at EPA, Andrew Wheeler, will...
...on Monday assume duties as the acting Administrator of the EPA. I have no doubt that Andy will continue on with our great and lasting EPA agenda. We have made tremendous progress and the future of the EPA is very bright!