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Based on the strange kowtowing resignation letter, it has been speculated that it was written by Trump. So, we don’t know if Pruitt resigned himself or was resigned by Trump. It has been rumored-speculated that since Pruitt was formerly AG of Oklahoma, that Trump might remove him as EPA director, fire Attorney General Sessions, put Pruitt in as interim AG, and have him kill the Mueller investigation. Keep your eyes wide open.
Pruitt’s interim replacement is a former Murray coal, Energy Fuels uranium mining and mill, Bear Head LNG, etc., lobbyist (See Senate lobbyist disclosure screen shot at post bottom).
This change is just in time for the public hearing-comment deadline: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/trump-pruitts-epa-announces-extended-comment-period-and-public-hearing-on-so-called-transparency-rule/
From VOA news:
“EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns
Last Updated: July 05, 2018 5:22 PM VOA News
Embattled Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has resigned after fighting numerous scandals and alleged ethics violations.
President Donald Trump tweeted Thursday that he accepted Pruitt’s resignation. He gave no specific reason why Pruitt quit, and Trump did not mention controversy surrounding someone who had been one of his most loyal cabinet members.
As recently as a few weeks ago, Trump continued to defend Pruitt and complained about the “vicious” attacks from the press.
But during a brief meeting with reporters outside the White House, Trump said Pruitt is not “blameless.” Trump did not comment when a reporter asked him if he was “tired” of Pruitt.
Federal officials are looking into a number of questions surrounding Pruitt, including taxpayer-funded first-class airline travel and ordering a $43,000 soundproof booth for his office. Pruitt is also said to have rented a Washington apartment from a lobbyist for just $50 a day when such places cost thousands of dollars a month.
EPA staffers say Pruitt used them for such chores as booking personal travel, helping his wife find a job, picking up his laundry and obtaining a used mattress from a Trump hotel.
But environmentalists say none of these scandals are as important as Pruitt’s zeal for deregulation by an agency that has a mission to protect the air and water.
They accused Pruitt of doing the bidding of the energy and fossil fuel industries by rolling back a number of pollution rules put in place by the Obama administration. Pruitt also banned the words “climate change” from the EPA website.
Pruitt had cited a number of these rules as examples of government overreach, with standards that are too high and unrealistic, believing the environment can be protected while industry and jobs are allowed to thrive.
Trump says Pruitt’s deputy, Andrew Wheeler, will take over as acting EPA chief.
Pruitt is a former Oklahoma attorney general and was EPA director for 16 months.” https://www.voanews.com/a/epa-chief-scott-pruitt-resigns/4469513.html
The title of the following NYT article doesn’t really reflect the content. Both are opponents of environmental quality. Wheeler is a Washington insider and Pruitt supposedly an “outsider” is the difference. “How Andrew Wheeler, the New Acting E.P.A. Chief, Differs From Scott Pruitt” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/05/climate/wheeler-epa-pruitt.html
Scott Pruitt’s resignation letter:
“Mr. President, it has been an honor to serve you in the Cabinet as Administrator of the EPA. Truly, your confidence in me has blessed me personally and enabled me to advance your agenda beyond what anyone anticipated at the beginning of your Administration. Your courage, steadfastness and resolute commitment to get results for the American people, both with regard to improved environmental outcomes as well as historical regulatory reform, is in fact occurring at an unprecedented pace and I thank you for the opportunity to serve you and the American people in helping achieve those ends.
Mr. President, it has been an honor to serve you in the Cabinet as Administrator of the EPA. Truly, your confidence in me has blessed me personally and enabled me to advance your agenda beyond what anyone anticipated at the beginning of your Administration. Your courage, steadfastness and resolute commitment to get results for the American people, both with regard to improved environmental outcomes as well as historical regulatory reform, is in fact occurring at an unprecedented pace and I thank you for the opportunity to serve you and the American people in helping achieve those ends.
That is why it is hard for me to advise you I am stepping down as Administrator of the EPA effective as of July 6. It is extremely difficult for me to cease serving you in this role first because I count it a blessing to be serving you in any capacity, but also, because of the transformative work that is occurring. However, the unrelenting attacks on me personally, my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us.
My desire in service to you has always been to bless you as you make important decisions for the American people. I believe you are serving as President today because of God’s providence. I believe that same providence brought me into your service. I pray as I have served you that I have blessed you and enabled you to effectively lead the American people. Thank you again Mr. President for the honor of serving you and I wish you Godspeed in all that you put your hand to.
Your Faithful Friend,
 One of several articles on this topic:
“Scott Pruitt directly asked Donald Trump to replace Jeff Sessions with him“By Kaitlan Collins, CNN https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/scott-pruitt-directly-asked-donald-trump-to-replace-jeff-sessions-with-him/ar-AAzxL11