"Scott Pruitt did great work to reduce the regulatory burdens facing our nation while leading the Environmental Protection Agency", said Republican Senator Jim Inhofe, from Pruitt's home state of Oklahoma.
Wheeler's connection to the coal industry is strong. Former aide Kevin Chmielewski toldCNN that Pruitt and his staff kept "secret" calendars and schedules to hide controversial contacts with industry representatives and The Washington Post and The New York Times revealed aspects of testimony Pruitt aides gave to Congress about the EPA administrator enlisted them for personal errands.
"[Wheeler] will be similar to Pruitt in terms of the agenda - he understands the Trump administration and will carry out the agenda", Matthew Dempsey, a former colleague of Wheeler's who works with an energy lobbying firm told the Times.
"This man is directly and significantly harming my child's - and every child's - health and future with decisions to roll back environmental regulations for the benefit of big corporations", Kink wrote.
The inspector general said it also would look into whether employees who attempted to raise red flags about Pruitt's spending were sidelined or demoted.
"Instead of protecting our environment and combating climate change, he has worked to protect the interests of the fossil fuel industry and polluters all over the country", Sen.
In an interview Thursday with Elaine Quijano on CBSN's "Red & Blue" after his resignation, Mink said she's "glad he took the hint".
"Scott Pruitt was the worst EPA administrator in the history of the agency".
Pruitt faced harsh criticisms from House lawmakers over them during April appearances before Congressional committees, where he discussed the EPA's budget. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price was sacked a year ago after it was disclosed he took costly charter flights instead of commercial planes.
Pruitt's EPA proposed plans to eliminate programs created to protect children from lead paint.
Trump Trade Legislation Has Unfortunate Acronym of FART
Axios reported that " most officials involved in the bill's drafting. think the bill is unrealistic or unworkable". White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters told Axios that the bill was still far from becoming a reality.
Federer takes sets streak to 26 at Wimbledon
American Jack Sock, seeded 18th, was up by two sets but still lost 6-7 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 to Matteo Berrettini. Karolina Pliskova advanced to the third round for the first time with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Victoria Azarenka .
Trump spoke with three Supreme Court candidates
The interviews come on Trump's first day back in Washington after spending the weekend at his golf club in New Jersey. She said that liberals seem to take the fact that Barrett has seven children and is successful as a warning sign.
Season's second tropical depression forms in Atlantic
This system appears to be less organized, the center said , and the chances for a tropical depression to form are diminishing. At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Two was located near latitude 10.2 North, longitude 41.4 West.