The senator praised Wheeler past year when he was nominated to the EPA deputy administrator post, saying, "there is no one more qualified than Andrew to help Scott Pruitt restore EPA to its proper size and scope".
"Within the agency, Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this", said Trump in a tweet.
EPA Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler, a former coal industry lobbyist, will take the helm as acting administrator starting Monday. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., the panel's former chairman and Pruitt's political mentor.
From a policy perspective, Pruitt was one of Trump's most effective Cabinet members. "Andrew worked for me for 14 years, has an impeccable reputation and has the experience to be a strong leader at the EPA", Inhofe said.
"From moving to roll back strong fuel economy standards, to repealing the Clean Power Plan, to undermining chemical regulation, to suppressing climate science, to advocating for USA withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, Scott Pruitt made the EPA stand for Every Polluter's Ally", he said in a statement. I'm not saying that he's blameless, but we'll see what happens", Trump said then, and didn't answer a reporter who asked if Trump was "tired' of Pruitt. Pruitt was previously attorney general of Oklahoma, where he was close to the state's oil industry and waged a campaign against the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to slow climate change.
Pruitt quit following a series of revelations involving pricey trips with first-class airline seats and unusual security spending, including a $43,000 soundproof booth for making private phone calls. Pruitt also allegedly used office resources for personal matters, which included an attempt to get a Chick-fil-A franchise for his wife, Marilyn.
The slew of damaging revelations, many of which came to light through media reports and public records lawsuits filed by environmental groups, triggered more than a dozen investigations related to Pruitt's conduct by EPA's Office of Inspector General, the House Oversight Committee and other federal watchdogs.
Despite President Trump's promises that he defends the Renewable Fuel Standard, Pruitt acted repeatedly to undercut the biofuel law. While there, one of his main clients was Murray Energy, the largest privately-held coal mining company in the U.S. "Americans will not tolerate another EPA administrator whose primary goal is to fight the core mission of the EPA".
Keys also admitted to being distracted by a potential fourth-round clash with seven-time Wimbledon champion Serena Williams . Serena Williams in action against Viktoriya Tomova of Bulgaria during their third round match at Wimbledon on Wednesday.
Samsung has set August 9th for a new Galaxy device launch event with the unveiling set to happen in Brooklyn, New York. To recall, Galaxy Note 8 had a serial number SM-N950, for the Note 7 it was SM-N930, while the Note 5 was SM-N920.
Iranians have complained that the hoped-for rise in foreign investment and trade after the deal has not materialised. Iran's remaining partners in the JCPOA vowed on Friday to keep the energy exporter plugged into the global economy.
The price for Brent crude oil, the global benchmark for the price of oil, was up 1.32 percent as of 9:15 a.m. An oil tanker is loaded at a Saudi Aramco refinery and terminal in Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia, in May.
She had just one-tenth of the funds the incumbent had at his disposal, yet her radical progressive agenda clearly paid off. Igor Lukes, a BU global relations professor, recalls teaching Ocasio-Cortez in his class "Power and Legitimacy" in 2010.
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An update by Cal Fire on Tuesday said the potential for growth remains high as crews battle the fire in hard terrain. The smoke reached some 120 km south to San Francisco, leaving films of ash on cars and windows.
DisharmonyCoach Joachim Low felt there was a degree of arrogance within the squad going into the World Cup (Lee Jin-man/AP). That's not likely to change against Mexico , who are more likely to play on the break the way they did against Germany .
Late on Sunday, Mrs Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) passed a resolution supporting her position on migration. Ahead of a hard Bavarian state election in October, the CSU is determined to show it is tough on migration.
His prison break marked the 12th time since 1986 that an inmate in France has used a helicopter to flee prison walls. It marked the second time in less than five years that Faid has absconded from a maximum-security penitentiary.
Pompeo tasked with detailed plan for denuclearization
He said he expects North Korea to be ready to " fill in some details " of the commitments made by Mr Kim in Singapore . North Korea's commitment to denuclearization has come under intense scrutiny in the weeks since the Singapore summit.
Kevin Durant Intends to Sign Two-Year Deal With Warriors
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Jordan says ceasefire agreed in southern Syria
Almost 100 civilians have been killed since the assault began on June 19 with airstrikes, rocket fire and crude barrel bombs. Eastern Ghouta is in that region and was taken by an assault that killed over 1,000 civilians and decimated several towns.
Toys ‘R’ Us writes heartwarming goodbye as it closes for good
The company announced earlier this year that all stores would close and had been slashing prices leading up to the final closing. Toys R Us, which also owned Babies R Us, collapsed in February after they were unable to pay a £15million tax bill.