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Politics Acting U.S. EPA chief says he will carry out Trump's mission

22:20  11 july  2018
22:20  11 july  2018 Source:   reuters.com

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To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. Trump EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns as "Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this," Trump said , not mentioning the scandals that befell Pruitt.

Pruitt has been among Trump ’ s most controversial Cabinet members. He has drawn praise from He said the EPA inspector general’ s office has documented the threats and deemed them Pruitt said he had given his chief of staff authority hand out salary increases without White House approval under

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler speaks to EPA staff, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at EPA Headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) © The Associated Press Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler speaks to EPA staff, Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at EPA Headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's acting chief Andrew Wheeler said on Wednesday he would carry out President Donald Trump's mission to provide regulatory relief to industry and protect the air and water.

Wheeler had talked to Trump over the last few days and the president had told him to carry out those three tasks, the acting administrator said in his first address to EPA staff at the agency's headquarters.

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  How the New Acting E.P.A. Chief Differs From Scott Pruitt Andrew Wheeler, who will run the agency now that Scott Pruitt is gone, is known for opposing environmental regulations. But unlike Mr. Pruitt, he is known for staying out of the limelight.But unlike Mr. Pruitt — who had come to Washington as an outsider and aspiring politician, only to get caught up in a swirl of controversy over his costly first-class travel and security spending — Mr. Wheeler is viewed as a consummate Washington insider who avoids the limelight and has spent years effectively navigating the rules. For that reason, Mr.

Log Out . EPA chief Scott Pruitt once said he thought Trump would be 'more abusive to the Constitution than Barack Obama'.

While Mr. Trump has until now championed Mr. Pruitt, the officials say the president’ s enthusiasm may be cooling because of the ongoing cascade of done what President Trump ran on, what he won on, and what he has commissioned you to do in finding some balance in both carrying out the mission .

a man wearing a suit and tie: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler © REUTERS U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler Wheeler stepped in on Monday after the previous EPA head, Scott Pruitt, resigned last week amid pressure over a series of ethics controversies. Wheeler, who worked at the EPA in the 1990s and later in the Senate, said he was "not at all ashamed" of more recent work he did lobbying for the coal company Murray Energy. Wheeler has lobbied for a variety of energy interests.

(Reporting by Timothy Gardner; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

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