EPA Administrator Pruitt testifies before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the proposed budget for the Environmental Protection Agency on Capitol Hill in Washington Thomson Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Democratic lawmakers asked the EPA's inspector general on Thursday to investigate new allegations that Administrator Scott Pruitt falsified his official schedule to hide or remove records of meetings or discussions with industry representatives.
"We need an EPA administrator - and I know this is a radical idea - that actually believes in environmental protection", Sanders said, "rather than just the profits of the oil, gas or coal industry".
There will, of course, be battles to come; the interim EPA chief, Andrew Wheeler, has previously worked for Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe, one of the most notorious climate change deniers in DC. This differs from Pruitt, who drew attention not only for his aggressive moves to cut back regulations but also for mounting scandals and questions about potential ethics violations. Wheeler is a career consultant, energy lobbyist and political aid.
Trump said they had been talking about Pruitt's exit for a "little while", adding "He'll go and do great things".
Syria intercepts Israeli missiles fired at T-4 airbase
The Syrian air defences have hit an Israeli warplane during an airstrike by Israel on Syria's T-4 Air base, the Syrian Army said. The Syrian government has repeatedly condemned the Israeli aggression and warned about its unsafe repercussions.
Longest lunar eclipse of century to arrive this month
Because of this irregular orbit the moon's average distance from Earth lengthens and shortens depending on its potion in the sky. According to experts, the moon will pass straight through the earth's shadow on July 27 causing a total lunar eclipse.
Warframe coming to Nintendo Switch
And it's all free to play, to boot! As a reminder, Panic Button has been responsible for a number of Nintendo Switch ports. Warframe is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with a Nintendo Switch release date coming soon.
Murray Energy's CEO, Robert Murray, has been a loyal supporter of Trump. He spent about nine years working for the company, where-according to his LinkedIn profile-he helped "lead the firm's practice by advising numerous types of clients on comprehensive legislative, regulatory and operational strategies to best prepare for a carbon-constrained future".
Mr Pruitt's resignation is the latest in a long list of White House departures since Mr Trump took office previous year. He was also once an aide for Sen. The recommendations include a 50 percent cut to the EPA staff, and USA withdrawal from the Paris climate change agreement-which Trump already initiated.
Like President Trump, Pruitt voiced skepticism about mainstream climate science.
Mr Trump's long-serving adviser Hope Hicks quit her role as White House communications director in February, while the president's chief strategist Steve Bannon left his post last August. Trump writes on Twitter, "Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job". Wheeler said Trump "hasn't been that successful" in his business endeavors and had "more baggage then all of the other Republican candidates combined".
The replays suggested a front-left tyre suspension failure with Hartley crashing into the barrier heading into Brooklands. Hartley was able to walk away from the incident, but the severe damage to his Toro Rosso means he might miss qualifying.
Fernando Hierro with Andres Iniesta after the last 16 rounds defeat by Russian Federation at the ongoing World Cup. After a 1-1 draw with Russian Federation in the round of 16 they were eliminated 4-3 on penalties.
When deals needed to be done with Dominic Grieve they talked of the "Dominics talking", so he has a rooting in this debate. In her reply, Mrs May said: "I do not agree with your characterisation of the policy we agreed at cabinet on Friday".
Last month, McDonald's ( MCD ) said that it would start switching to paper straws in the United Kingdom and Ireland in September. Still, those who support limiting plastic straws say they are generally unnecessary and a ban is symbolically important.
After many months of rumours that he would pull the plug, David Davis has actually quit as Brexit Secretary. Davis, a sharp operator and a gut-instinct politician, was a Leave campaigner in the referendum.
For past few days, Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan have been posted pictures of their kids on social media. The latest photo shared by Gauri on Twitter has been clicked at the ruins of ancient city Pompei.
Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly considering a world-record £240m bid for Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho this summer. At the 2018 World Cup, Coutinho reached the quarterfinals, where the Brazilians lost to the Belgian squad 1-2.
Jorge Campillo (65) was in third place, a shot further back, and defending champion Jon Rahm was in a share of fourth after a 66. He has boosted his chances of making Europe's Ryder Cup team for the match against the United States in France in September.
Jack Wilshere signs for West Ham United
The London club have secured the services of Issa Diop, Lukasz Fabianski and Ryan Fredericks so far this summer. And this week they are expected to snap up Wilshere, Fabian Balbuena, and Felipe Anderson from Lazio .
Wales name head coach Gatland's successor
If he is appointed, it will be a return to worldwide coaching for Pivac, who was Fiji boss for three years from 2004-2007. Gatland steps down after the 2019 World Cup and fellow New Zealander Pivac has always been touted as his successor.
Chicago Gun Protesters Close Major Street Near Downtown
The march has drawn praise from Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg, who are survivors of the school shooting Parkland, Florida. Police warned earlier this week that any pedestrian who entered the expressway would face arrest and prosecution.
Delhi gang-rape: SC to deliver verdict on convicts' plea
The accused had then appealed to the court to review their sentences, saying it was "cold-blooded killing in the name of Justice". After being treated at AIIMS, New Delhi , the woman was flown to Singapore for treatment where she died on December 29 , 2012.
Robin Wright breaks her silence on Kevin Spacey
In Season 5 of " House of Cards ", Wright's Claire Underwood replaced Spacey's Frank Underwood as president after he resigns. His downfall began when actor Anthony Rapp alleged he was 14 when Spacey, then 26, made a sexual advance to him in 1986.
Trump Tariffs Against China Take Effect
Our soil, transportation systems, they're all set up to grow corn and soybeans. "I'm not going to start growing anything else". The negative impact on China's gross domestic product growth - and Chinese consumer prices - is also expected to be minimal.
Oil prices inched up in early Asian trading
At this time, there may not be enough spare capacity to cover the losses from Venezuela and Libya. The concerns that oil prices will fall due to the US-China trade conflict have nearly disappeared.