President Trump Accepts Resignation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Shawn Grant July 5, 2018 News Scott Pruitt, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, has resigned in light of multiple ethics scandal. President Trump tweets out his acceptance of resignation while commending him for his efforts. NBC reports while there have been scandals surrounding Pruitt, Trump defended the EPA head. White House Spokesman Hogan Gidley referred to scandal reports as “troublesome.” Questions facing Pruitt’s tenure included spending in regards to costs for spending and security along with improper use of government resources. 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… — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2018 …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! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2018 During his tenure, Pruitt has acted to replace environmental regulations that were sought to be amended by lobbyists and in turn, continued to support the burning of fossil fuels which impact climates. There is also controversy surrounding the appointment of Andrew Wheeler from deputy administrator due to his employment being in violation of an executive order from Trump to not allow former lobbyists.