Regional EPA Admin Appointed By Pruitt Resigns After Ethics-Related Indictment

The headquarters building of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Constitution Avenue in Washington, Thursday, March 9, 2017.(AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
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November 20, 2018 10:01 a.m.

Ex-EPA administrator Scott Pruitt seems to be passing down his legacy.

Trey Glenn, a regional EPA administrator in the southeast and Pruitt appointee, has resigned his office after being indicted on violations of Alabama state ethics laws.

According to a Monday Washington Post report, the charges seem to stem from Glenn’s work to get a coal company off the hook for an EPA-required cleanup of a polluted site in Birmingham.

He was reportedly released from Jefferson County Jail on a $30,000 bond.

Glenn is still denying wrongdoing, despite the indictment. In a letter published by AL.com, Glenn wrote to acting EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler that he was trying to remove “any distraction from you and all the great people who work at EPA as you carry out the Agency’s mission.”

“I intend to focus on my family, fight these unfounded accusations and ultimately clear my name,” he continued.

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