EPA’s Pruitt Out, Andrew Wheeler To Take Over Temporarily; TAEP “Look Forward” To Next Administrator

July 5, 2018


Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned, according to President Trump, who accepted his resignation.

Mr. Trump said the agency’s deputy administrator, Andrew Wheeler, will be acting head of EPA.

John Tintera, President of the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, said Thursday that, “Under Administrator Scott Pruitt’s tenure, we have seen positive and constructive measures to restore power to the states through cooperative federalism, and adhering to the rule of law. He refocused the agency to its original mission and we thank him for his service.

“We look forward to working with the next Administrator and continuing this newfound professional relationship.”

In two Tweets Thursday afternoon, Trump wrote:

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!