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    EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns After Scandal-Ridden Tenure

    President Trump tweeted yesterday that he’d accepted the resignation of Pruitt, whose list of controversial moves includes allegedly using government funds to purchase a $43,000 soundproof phone booth, enlisting an official aide to help his wife get permission to open a Chick-fil-A restaurant, and sidelining EPA personnel who defied him. The former Oklahoma attorney general is the subject of 13 federal investigations. OZY’s Daniel Malloy writes that interim chief Andrew Wheeler, a former coal lobbyist, may not be any kinder to the environment than his predecessor.

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