President Donald Trump on Thursday accepted the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, who has been under scrutiny for multiple ethics scandals.
The New York Times over the weekend issued a lengthy correction to a front-page story on Environmental Protection Agency officials claiming that Scott Pruitt, the EPA’s administrator, used his position to solicit favors to admit that one of the incidents cited did not actually happen while he was with the agency.
Official documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon contradict claims made by a House Democrat alleging he and his staff were “blocked” last week from attending a summit on chemicals hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said America would soon be “energy dominant and energy independent,” a year after President Trump pulled out of the Paris climate accord.
New details of Scott Pruitt’s trip to Italy to attend the G-7 summit last summer undermine media reports painting the Environmental Protection Agency administrator’s trip as a lavish tourist vacation.
A former Trump campaign personal assistant turned Environmental Protection Agency whistleblower repeatedly cited by Democrats has a long history of run-ins with law enforcement, including a warning from a Secret Service detail, debt problems and other red flags that could have sunk his mandatory background check, legal experts say.
Gov. Jerry Brown (D., Calif.) declared Tuesday that California would lead the fight to prevent the Trump administration from rolling back Obama-era fuel efficiency and vehicle emission standards.
An Environmental Protection Agency whistleblower whose complaints about travel and spending excesses by Administrator Scott Pruitt led Democrats to write a letter to President Trump citing “grave concerns” about Pruitt’s leadership appears to have inflated his service and accepted large raises during his tenure at the EPA.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, responding to frustration among GOP senators about Senate delays in confirming President Trump’s nominees, is considering a more aggressive manner of confronting Democrats’ obstruction and delays.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) on Friday called on Scott Pruitt to resign, saying the Environmental Protection Agency administrator has “displayed a staggering ethical blindness.”