Pruitt's resignation finally ends his corrupt assault on human health, Pallone rails

by Edgar Hayes July 7, 2018, 9:08
Pruitt's resignation finally ends his corrupt assault on human health, Pallone rails

In announcing his resignation on July 5, Trump said Pruitt had "done an outstanding job" leading the EPA and "will always be thankful to him for this". Under Pruitt's leadership, she said, the EPA now is focused on the mission it is supposed to have - one that is friendlier to industry.

President Donald Trump's tweet on Thursday that EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigned may have prompted some to celebrate. 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.

"I don't think there was any question of effectiveness of Scott Pruitt, and I think Andrew [Wheeler] will be in the same lane", Dempsey said.

Pallone last month accused Pruitt's EPA of "betraying the bipartisan effort" that led to passage led to a law updating federal chemical regulations and was named for the late U.S. Sen. In Washington, he worked relentlessly to dismantle Obama-era environmental regulations that aimed to reduce toxic pollution and planet-warming carbon emissions.

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.

Pruitt, 50, and his office, which he led since 2017, had come under fire for extravagant spending habits, including on first-class travel, pay raises to top aides and a $43,000 soundproof booth.

"Scott Pruitt was the worst EPA administrator in the history of the agency". He also demanded 24-hour-a-day protection from armed officers, resulting in a swollen 20-member security detail that blew through overtime budgets and racked up expenses of more than $3 million.

Bowing out after months of scandals, Scott Pruitt is turning the Environmental Protection Agency over to a far less flashy deputy who is expected to continue Pruitt's rule-cutting, business-friendly ways as steward of the country's environment.

At the time, the president was feuding with Sessions over the AG's decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation, according to CNN, which cited three people familiar with Pruitt's pitch. Pruitt also allegedly used office resources for personal matters, which included an attempt to get a Chick-fil-A franchise for his wife, Marilyn. His firm was paid $300,000 previous year. No longer a federal employee, Pruitt can't be compelled to speak or otherwise cooperate with the inspector general's investigation.

Pruitt previously served as Oklahoma attorney general, a role in which he repeatedly sued the EPA.

"We're proud of him for that", Pollard said.

"His policy actions as administrator don't cost him in this state".


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