Environmentalists and lawmakers from both parties welcomed the resignation Thursday of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, saying it was an overdue move by an official who sought to undermine the mission of the agency he headed.
Calls for his resignation had come from some Republican lawmakers including Pennsylvania’s Brian Fitzpatrick who said last week there were too many allegations against Pruitt for him to avoid the usual process of investigating public officials who are accused of unethical conduct, and who urged Pruitt him to step down immediately.
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