Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt was driven from office by a steady drumbeat of allegations of personal misconduct. Now that this orchestrated campaign has succeeded, environmental groups hope his departure will force a change of direction at the EPA.
That’s what happened the last time an administrator tried to reform the agency. After Anne Gorsuch Burford was censured by the House of Representatives in 1982, President Ronald Reagan gave up and brought back William Ruckelshaus, who was the first administrator in 1970 and saw nothing wrong with what he created.
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