by Jennifer A Dlouhy
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…
Conservative Steve Milloy, a senior legal fellow at the Energy and Environment Legal Institute, predicted the change at the top won’t alter the EPA’s approach under Trump. “Same president. Same agenda,” he said by email. “Just a new EPA chief.”