Today, President Trump announced the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt. The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) released the following statement about the news.
Director of CEI’s Center for Energy and Environment Myron Ebell said:
“On behalf of CEI, we thank Scott Pruitt for his outstanding service as EPA administrator, and we regret that personal troubles got in the way. Over the past 18 months, the EPA has made tremendous progress in ensuring that Americans have access to affordable and reliable energy. We are particularly pleased with Pruitt’s leadership getting the United States out of the Paris Climate Treaty, rolling back climate rules like the so-called Clean Power Plan, replacing the Waters of the United States rule, and establishing new science transparency rules.
“We have full confidence in Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to carry President Trump’s important EPA reform agenda forward. The reforms undertaken will have positive consequences for American consumers, the economy, and the environment.”