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A 1973 photo of an illegal dumping site helps show what many areas looked like before EPA protections kicked in.

9 noteworthy environmental protections Scott Pruitt was working to roll back at the EPA before his departure

Amidst all the scandals, Pruitt pushed for rapid widespread rollbacks of environmental protections that many consider essential for human health and for keeping air and water clean, instead favoring the fossil fuel industry.
Former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt (right)

What to know about Andrew Wheeler, who will take Scott Pruitt’s place as acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency

After Scott Pruitt resigned from the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, President Trump quickly tweeted that second-in-command Andrew Wheeler would take Pruitt's place. Here's what we know about the former coal lobbyist.

Scott Pruitt sent a bizarre, unapologetic resignation letter to Trump

Among other things, the now-former EPA administrator made a point of clearly and repeatedly saying that he served Trump. Pruitt is at the center of more than a dozen investigations surrounding his behavior at the EPA.
Smog obscures a view of the George Washington Bridge in New York City, May 1973.

Vintage EPA photos reveal what New York City looked like before the US regulated pollution

Soon after the EPA's founding, the agency dispatched photographers to capture America's environmental issues. As the Trump administration rolls back several environmental regulations, some worry that the country's water and air could return to this state.

Vintage photos taken by the EPA reveal what America looked like before pollution was regulated

Here's what the US looked like before the Environmental Protection Agency. President Trump's EPA wants to kill the Clean Power Plan and other regulations. Now that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced plans to retire, it could become easier to overturn environmental rules.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns amid scandal

President Donald Trump announced on Thursday afternoon that his embattled Environmental Protection Agency chief, Scott Pruitt, had resigned.

Democrats want an investigation into Scott Pruitt’s ‘secret calendars’

Democratic lawmakers are pushing the Inspector General's office to investigate whether Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt may have violated the Federal Records Act with the use of "secret calendars" meant to conceal parts of his day to day operations.

Scott Pruitt had staffers book hotels on their personal credit cards and then never paid them back

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt repeatedly asked his assistants to pay for his hotel reservations on their personal credit cards, and then refused to pay them back, a current and former EPA official told The Washington Post.
Kristin Mink confronts EPA administrator Scott Pruitt in a restaurant in Washington, DC.

Video shows a woman confronting EPA administrator Scott Pruitt in a Washington, DC restaurant

The woman is seen on video holding a child while telling Pruitt to resign. Reading from some written notes, she ran down a number of controversies surrounding Pruitt, ending it with "I would urge you to resign before your scandals push you out."

When do Republicans start to bail on Scott Pruitt? When Trump finally starts to care

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has managed to stay at the helm of the agency tasked with massive deregulation under the Trump presidency, despite a never-ending onslaught of scandals, allegations of improprieties, and just plain unflattering headlines.