05 Jul '18, 10pm

Wheeler replaces Pruitt as EPA chief, climate denial, fossil fuel support continue apace

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt [photo from 2014] Enlarge Photo Following an 18-month tenure filled with a cascade of scandals, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday. President Donald Trump acknowledged Pruitt's resignation in a tweet and announced that EPA Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler will run the agency in the interim, starting Monday. Pruitt was known most for his denial of climate change, his efforts to repeal tightening emissions standards that led to increasing fuel economy standards, for threats to roll back California's right to set tighter emissions (and resulting higher fuel economy) standards, and his rollback of the Clean Power Plan, which required coal-powered electricity plants to implement carbon capture technology or convert to cleaner fuels. DON'T MISS: EPA science advisers axed; execs from regulated industries to replace them (updated) Th...

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Lauded by @SierraClub as "the worst EPA administrator in history," Scott Pruitt is officially out as EPA chief.

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Scott Pruitt Resigns as EPA Administrator

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The White House announced Thursday that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned...

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nrdc.org 05 Jul '18, 7pm

It gets worse. Before joining his current K Street lobbying firm, Wheeler worked as a legislative aide to Oklahoma Senator...

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ethanolrfa.org 05 Jul '18, 8pm

“For the past year, Scott Pruitt had been waging war against the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the biofuels industry, and...

Andrew Wheeler

Andrew Wheeler

desmogblog.com 05 Jul '18, 8pm

profile at Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting , Wheeler “worked on every major piece of environmental and energy-related legi...

Scott Pruitt resigned. Twitter was ready.

Scott Pruitt resigned. Twitter was ready.

grist.org 05 Jul '18, 11pm

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This coal lobbyist is now running EPA

edf.org 06 Jul '18, 4am

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e360.yale.edu 06 Jul '18, 5pm

Scott Pruitt resigned as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency yesterday following months of alleged e...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, President Donald Trump tweeted that he accepted scandal plagued EPA administrator Scott Pruitt’...