Friday, February 17, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as attorney general, who has been sworn in as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
“Scott Pruitt will do a great job as EPA administrator,” said Fallin. “He has been a tireless advocate of the precious balance of power between state and federal governments. In his six years as attorney general, he led the charge to combat the ever-increasing overreach of the federal government. As head of the EPA, he will ensure states retain their decision-making policies, instead of having them transferred to the federal government.”
Fallin now will consider appointing a successor to serve the remainder of Pruitt’s term, which ends in January 2019. It’s expected the governor will name a successor soon.
In the meantime, First Assistant Attorney General Cara Rodriguez has temporarily assumed the duties of attorney general.
Click here to view a copy of Pruitt's resignation letter to the governor.