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Report: Two of Scott Pruitt's EPA Aides Resign Amid Firestorm

Report: Two of Scott Pruitt's EPA Aides Resign Amid Firestorm
Resistance to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has overwhelmed two of his top aides. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 06 June 2018 04:15 PM

Two top aides to Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt who have been entangled in in some of the scandals dogging him have resigned, The Atlantic reported Wednesday.

EPA scheduling and advance director Millan Hupp, 26, will work her last day Friday, the Atlantic reported.

Also quitting is Sarah Greenwalt, a senior counsel at EPA, The Washington Post reported.

Both aides had worked with Pruitt in Oklahoma while he served as attorney general before accompanying him to Washington — and both got big salary hikes after the White House refused Pruitt's request.

Hupp was "tired of being thrown under the bus by Pruitt" and of seeing her name appear in headlines about the agency, an unnamed EPA official told the Atlantic.

EPA spokesperson Jahan Wilcox did not comment on Hupp's exit, but told the Atlantic's Elaina Plott, who has reported on the scandals that have involved the agency: "You have a great day, you're a piece of trash," the news outlet reported.

Pruitt himself gave Hupp a glowing sendoff.

"Millan has been a valued member of the EPA team from day one, serving an integral role in our efforts to take the president's message of environmental stewardship across the country," Pruitt said in a statement, the Post reported.

"I've had the opportunity to know Millan for the last several years as a colleague, friend, and trusted partner. She has done outstanding work in all of her endeavors here and will be sorely missed. I wish her all the best."

Hupp recently testified to the House Oversight Committee she regularly spent time on the job doing personal tasks for Pruitt — including calling the Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C., to ask about buying a used mattress.

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Entangled in some of the scandals dogging EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, two of his top aides have resigned, according to reports Wednesday.
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