Climate Depot's Marc Morano statement on Pruitt's resignation:
"Scott Pruitt was the key man urging Trump to get out of the UN Paris climate pact and was very strong on reversing Obama's climate and energy mandates. Given past GOP presidents' EPA chiefs, this was the single greatest accomplishment of any EPA chief in history! Pruitt will go down as the best EPA chief in history.
Almost any cabinet member could be scrutinized in DC, why do they focus so much on Pruitt? Because his EPA reform agenda is their biggest threat. The Left hardly cared about Rex Tillerson or Rick Perry and never subjected them to the same scrutiny. Pruitt was the media target like no other because he has dared to actually reverse the green agenda in DC, (unlike either past Bush administration or a Dole, McCain or Romney administration would have potentially done.)
Let's celebrate Pruitt's accomplishments! Pruitt helped dismantle in just over a year, eight years of Obama's "climate" regulations.
The Good News: The number 2 at EPA, Andrew Wheeler, is poised to take over. I worked with Wheeler while when we both worked for Senator Inhofe at the Environment & Public Works Committee. Wheeler is the most knowledgeable and capable replacement for Pruitt."
Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency who was key to implementing President Trump’s conservative agenda but came under intense scrutiny for a series of questionable ethical decisions, resigned Thursday afternoon.