Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso, who chairs the Senate environment panel, said that during Pruitt's tenure, the EPA "has rolled back punishing regulations that were hurting American workers and stifling our economy".
Andrew Wheeler, who began his first official day as acting EPA administrator on Monday, has worked nearly his entire career in Washington.
James Inhofe (R-OK), one of the most anti-environment members in Congress, who did not cut many deals with Democrats.
As acting EPA head, "Andrew Wheeler is well prepared to continue the progress already made under President Trump", Barrasso added. His designated successor, Andrew Wheeler, is at least as firmly tied to the carbon-based energy industry as Pruitt.
EPA Administrator Pruitt testifies before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the proposed budget for the Environmental Protection Agency on Capitol Hill in Washington Thomson Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Democratic lawmakers asked the EPA's inspector general on Thursday to investigate new allegations that Administrator Scott Pruitt falsified his official schedule to hide or remove records of meetings or discussions with industry representatives.
Mr Pruitt also was instrumental previous year in lobbying Mr Trump to withdraw the United States from the global 2015 Paris climate accord to combat global warming.
Senior White House advisor Stephen Miller has also been confronted by protesters, including being called a "fascist" while dining at a Mexican restaurant and, most recently, facing a crowd of demonstrators outside his home in D.C. who gathered to denounce the zero immigration policy, USA Today reported.
Unsurprisingly, other environmental advocacy groups are also applauding Pruitt's departure.
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Few EPA administrators' views differ much from the president who appointed them.
Pruitt not only was the "worst head of the agency in its 48-year history", NBC quoted the Environmental Working Group as saying, but he also "will forever be associated with extraordinary ethical corruption and the abuse of power for petty personal enrichments".
Republicans say Wheeler is well-qualified to lead the EPA, having worked at the agency early in his career.
After Pruitt's resignation, all eyes are on Wheeler.
EFI's activities - and Wheeler's connections to the company - worry environmentalists, who aren't thrilled to see a former energy lobbyist take over as the nation's new top environmental cop. Wheeler acknowledged he attended but said he couldn't remember any details.
Murray Energy's CEO, Robert Murray, has been a loyal supporter of Trump.
"He was clearly unfit for the position of public trust that he was in as administrator of the EPA", said Spaulding.
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) expressed concerns about Wheeler in April, calling him an "unabashed climate denier" but someone with "more friends than enemies in Washington". "As a coal lobbyist, getting a bailout for the coal industry will likely be one of his top priorities at the EPA", Edwards said.
President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that he had accepted Pruitt's resignation, and that Wheeler would take over the agency on Monday.
Susan Collins, of ME , to speak out, told Stephanopoulos last week that a candidate who would overturn Roe v. Circuit Court of Appeals since 2007, having been appointed by Republican former President George W.
Authorities have said the mission could take three or four days to complete. "If something changes, we'll stop", he said. The divers also brought out touching notes for the families written by some of the trapped boys.
Beijing has threatened a 25 percent tariff on USA crude imports, although it has not specified an introduction date. Zanganeh added that neither Iranian oil production nor its exports had changed as a result of USA pressure.
The accident took place in a residential area near the campus of William and Mary, which warned people to stay away from the area. The aircraft was an R44 helicopter, according to the FAA, which tweeted updates about the crash over the weekend.
Gadot, 33, is filming the " Wonder Woman " sequel " Wonder Woman 1984 " nearby, in and around Washington, D.C. Finally, we got a little sneak peek at the title character as Gadot posted pics of the character.
Here he was playing around with Mannarino but the drop in pace allowed the 22nd seed to get a foothold in the match. Rafael Nadal cruised into the last 16 with a dominant 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 triumph over Australian Alex de Minaur.
Last month, McDonald's announced that it would start testing plastic-straw alternatives at certain US locations later this year. Starbucks said Monday that it is making available a strawless lid at 8,000 stores in the USA and Canada for certain drinks.
The two leaders may meet without aides, as Trump and Kim did in Singapore, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. Thank you for everything! Reuters quoted student Artyom Osadchy as saying: "It was a great match.
Amazon India is beefing up its logistics and warehousing capacities as well as offerings in run-up to its Prime Day event. The deal is available in the United States and the UK, where Amazon Prime member can get it for £0.99 per month.
Before you scan the list, no, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle didn't make the cut, but don't take that as a diss. Guy Pelly is a British nightclub owner and entrepreneur who has been friends with Will and Harry for years.
Timehop Data Breach Affects 21 Million Users
Also not entirely clear from Timehop's blog post: When/if affected users were notified their information has been breached. Timehop revealed that its security was breached and that the data of 21 million users was compromised.
Lebanese woman sentenced to 8 years over Egypt insults video
Initially she was sentenced to 11 years in prison, but that was amended within hours to eight years, a judicial source said. Mona's lawyer Imad Kamal said that ten years ago she underwent brain surgery, then it's hard for her to cope with anger.