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.
Casey supported Hardiman's appointment to the Third Circuit in 2007, saying he was well qualified to serve on that court. The appeals court, though, upheld the net neutrality rules, but the Trump-era FCC has since repealed majority .
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.
Top EU officials said Brexit was becoming a mess for Europe following the resignations. "I'd have to deliver this". Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson waves as he leaves Downing Street in London , Britain, Jun 28, 2018.
After finishing with a few burnouts, Pastrana celebrated his triplicating feat by diving into the fountain. Coliseum. "I'm not done yet, but this was definitely the coolest thing I've ever been able to do".
But the 36-year-old has hung up her pantsuits and knee-high boots, trading them in for blush pink dresses and simple pumps . Her look that day was absolutely flawless - a stunning cream caped dress, perfectly tailored to her slender frame.
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 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.
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.
It is with heavy hearts and sober minds that we must report Sacha Baron Cohen is back on his bullshit. The one-two punch of The Ali G Show , followed by his Borat movie, was nothing less than incredible.
According to government records, 127 minors and women were subjected to rape in the first three months of 2018. Worse, according to the SP, the principal called her one day after school and raped her in his chamber.
Second day of Thailand cave rescue
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.