A government watchdog group released a one-word statement following the news that scandal-ridden Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittTrump's relocation of the Bureau of Land Management was part of a familiar Republican playbook Understanding the barriers between scientists, the public and the truth Overnight Energy & Environment — Biden makes return to pre-Trump national monument boundaries official MORE had resigned on Thursday.
“Good,” Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Executive Director Noah Bookbinder said in the statement.
President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump lawyers to Supreme Court: Jan. 6 committee 'will not be harmed by delay' Two House Democrats announce they won't seek reelection DiCaprio on climate change: 'Vote for people that are sane' MORE announced in a tweet on Thursday that he had accepted Pruitt’s resignation.
"I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency," Trump wrote.
EPA Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler will become the acting administrator when Pruitt leaves at the end of the week.
Trump praised the "outstanding job" Wheeler has done at the agency.
I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this. The Senate confirmed Deputy at EPA, Andrew Wheeler, will...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2018
...on Monday assume duties as the acting Administrator of the EPA. I have 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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2018
Pruitt has been surrounded by high-profile scandals for months.
He is facing more than a dozen federal investigations for several controversies, including accusations of excessive spending of taxpayer money, close relationships with industry lobbyists and claims that he took advantage of the position for personal gain, as well as the personal gain of his top aides.