Thread: Adios Scott Pruitt

IPowrie - 7/5/2018 at 08:24 PM

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/scott-pruitt-resigns-epa-andrew-wheeler-interi m-today-2018-07-05-live-updates/

About time this happened.


pops42 - 7/5/2018 at 08:35 PM

He should do prison time for crimes against humanity, among other things.


2112 - 7/5/2018 at 09:29 PM

A great day for anybody who likes to drink water, breath air, enjoy nature, and dislikes corruption.


IF - 7/5/2018 at 09:43 PM


MartinD28 - 7/5/2018 at 09:55 PM

Long overdue. The list of ethical violations and misuse of his office are right up there with conflicts of interest and misuse of office by his boss, President Separator Of Families.

Pathetic how Putin's pal ran on draining the swamp yet filled it up with some of the most incompetent and unethical cast of clowns this government has ever seen. He surrounded himself with mostly loyal opportunists to abuse the gov't for self interest.

All the while the GOP Congress bends over for another round of Trump's Reality Show on Pennsylvania Ave where former allies are now enemies and former enemies are allies in Trump's eyes.


MartinD28 - 7/5/2018 at 09:57 PM

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A great day for anybody who likes to drink water, breath air, enjoy nature, and dislikes corruption.


Somebody should have sent that pig to Flint, Michigan to do shots of drinking water.


pops42 - 7/5/2018 at 10:05 PM


New leader at EPA is former coal lobbyist, Senate staffer
by MATTHEW DALY, AP
11 minutes ago
WASHINGTON --
The new leader of the Environmental Protection Agency is a former coal industry lobbyist who helped lead an industry fight against regulations that protect Americans' health and address climate change.
Andrew Wheeler, the No. 2 official at EPA, will take over the agency Monday now that President Donald Trump has accepted the resignation of embattled administrator Scott Pruitt.
The Senate confirmed Wheeler as the agency's deputy administrator in April.
Trump tweeted that he has "no doubt that Andy will continue on with our great and lasting EPA agenda. We have made tremendous progress and the future of the EPA is very bright!"
Wheeler, 53, could serve more than a year in an acting role. A Senate vote would be required if he is nominated to lead the agency permanently.
Republicans say Wheeler is well-qualified to lead the EPA, having worked at the agency early in his career. He also was a top aide at the Senate Environment Committee before becoming a lobbyist nine years ago.
Like Pruitt, Wheeler is a conservative who will seek to roll back rules governing clean air and water and fighting against climate change.
But unlike Pruitt, Wheeler is considered low-key and is a Washington insider who has spent much of his career in the nation's capital.
Pruitt, a former Oklahoma attorney general, is often aligned with the oil and gas industry, while Wheeler has focused more on coal since becoming a lobbyist a decade ago.
An Ohio native, Wheeler served as a special assistant in the EPA's Pollution Prevention and Toxics office in the early 1990s before moving over to the Senate environment panel, where he eventually became GOP staff director under Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., the panel's former chairman and Pruitt's political mentor.
Inhofe hailed Wheeler's ascension to EPA chief. "Andrew worked for me for 14 years, has an impeccable reputation and has the experience to be a strong leader at the EPA," he said.
Until his nomination by Trump last fall, Wheeler worked as a lobbyist with a client list that included Murray Energy, one of the nation's largest coal mining companies. He accompanied Murray CEO Bob Murray during a series of closed-door meetings to lobby the Trump administration to kill environmental regulations affecting coal mines.
"Andrew Wheeler's coal credentials are without equal. He is, without question, a member of the coal industry's Hall of Fame," said Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass. By elevating Wheeler to replace Pruitt, he said, "the EPA is only trading one fossil fuel friend for another."
Markey vowed to fight against Wheeler and said, "The future of our public lands, our waterways and oceans and the very health of the entire planet rest on the continued action of all Americans to take back the EPA from Big Oil and King Coal."
Wheeler was confirmed, 53-45, despite opposition from Markey and other Democrats. Three moderate Democrats — Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Joe Manchin of West Virginia — joined with Republicans to support Wheeler in April. All three face tough re-elections in states Trump won easily last fall.
Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., called Wheeler a "climate denier" who "has spent much of his political career lobbying for the big polluters EPA regulates."
Widespread disgust for Pruitt "should serve as a blaring red siren for the Trump administration," Udall said. "Americans will not tolerate another EPA administrator whose primary goal is to fight the core mission of the EPA."


sckeys - 7/5/2018 at 11:01 PM

It’s about time.


BrerRabbit - 7/6/2018 at 06:05 PM

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss


gondicar - 7/8/2018 at 12:30 AM

One less criminal in the administration. Trump’s turn will come.

Hey y’all.


BrerRabbit - 7/8/2018 at 02:59 AM

yep. Long time no see - pretty much skeleton crew here on the Ship of Fools by now. Small handful of moderate centrist liberals, a couple rightwing extremists taking potshots to make us feel like we are radical leftists, which is more irritating than exciting, we do have one rare moderate centrist rightwnger, and a quantum probability libertarian who likes to keep us all guessing. Oh yeah and one total crackpot. Other than that this forum is about done.


BIGV - 7/8/2018 at 03:04 AM

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we do have one rare moderate centrist rightwnger, and a quantum probability libertarian who likes to keep us all guessing.



2112 - 7/8/2018 at 03:35 AM

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we do have one rare moderate centrist rightwnger, and a quantum probability libertarian who likes to keep us all guessing.





You know, for the number of people on this board and elsewhere who claim to be Libertarian, you'd think they'd win an election at least once, or at least manage to get 5% of the vote.


BIGV - 7/8/2018 at 03:37 AM

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we do have one rare moderate centrist rightwnger, and a quantum probability libertarian who likes to keep us all guessing.





You know, for the number of people on this board and elsewhere who claim to be Libertarian, you'd think they'd win an election at least once, or at least manage to get 5% of the vote.


I can only Vote, once


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