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Ethics watchdog releases one-word statement on Pruitt resignation: ‘Good’

Ethics watchdog releases one-word statement on Pruitt resignation: ‘Good’
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A government watchdog group released a one-word statement following the news that scandal-ridden Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittScientific integrity, or more hot air? OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden proposes billions for electric vehicles, building retrofitting| EPA chief to replace Trump appointees on science advisory panels | Kerry to travel to UAE, India to discuss climate change EPA chief to replace Trump appointees on science advisory panels MORE had resigned on Thursday.

“Good,” Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Executive Director Noah Bookbinder said in the statement. 

President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse votes to condemn Chinese government over Hong Kong Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at age 93 White House readies for Chauvin verdict MORE announced in a tweet on Thursday that he had accepted Pruitt’s resignation.

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"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. 

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.