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Pruitt aides reveal new details of his spending and management at EPA

July 3, 2018
Juliet Eilperin, Brady Dennis, Josh Dawsey | The Washington Post
Two of Scott Pruitt’s top aides provided fresh details to congressional investigators in recent days about some of his most controversial spending and management decisions, including his push to find a six-figure job for his wife at a politically connected group, enlist staffers in performing personal tasks and seek high-end travel despite aides’ objections.
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Emails reveal close rapport between top EPA officials, those they regulate

July 2, 2018
Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
The communication between the lobbyists and one of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s top policy aides — detailed in emails the agency provided to Democratic Sens. Bill Nelson (Fla.) and Thomas R. Carper (Del.) — open a window on the often close relationship between the EPA’s political appointees and those they regulate.
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Lobbyist tied to Pruitt’s condo rental pushed for EPA to hire family friend, emails show

June 25, 2018
Juliet Eilperin, Brady Dennis | The Washington Post
The lobbyist whose wife rented Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt a room in a Capitol Hill condo at a discounted rate lobbied Pruitt’s chief of staff to hire a family friend, according to recently released agency emails.
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Pruitt enlisted security detail in picking up dry cleaning, moisturizing lotion

June 8, 2018
Juliet Eilperin, Brady Dennis, Josh Dawsey | The Washington Post
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt asked members of his 24/7 security detail to run errands for him on occasion, including picking up his dry cleaning and taking him in search of a favorite moisturizing lotion, according to two individuals familiar with those trips who spoke on the condition of anonymity to talk frankly.
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Two Pruitt aides who got big raises resign from EPA

June 7, 2018
Jennifer Jacobs, Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg
Two top allies of Scott Pruitt who won controversial raises worth tens of thousands of dollars are resigning from the agency, amid mounting scrutiny of the extent to which the EPA administrator enlisted subordinates to conduct personal errands.
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E.P.A. takes a major step to roll back clean car rules

June 1, 2018
| The New York Times
The Trump administration took a major step toward dramatically weakening an Obama-era rule designed to cut pollution from vehicle tailpipes, setting the stage for a legal clash with California that could potentially split the nation’s auto market in two.
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Amid ethics scrutiny, EPA’s Pruitt also finds his regulatory rollbacks hitting bumps

May 21, 2018
Juliet Eilperin, Brady Dennis | The Washington Post
In March, as part of Scott Pruitt’s aggressive campaign to roll back federal regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed relaxing standards for storing potentially toxic waste produced by coal-burning power plants.
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Scott Pruitt requested, received 24/7 security starting on his first day at EPA

May 15, 2018
Juliet Eilperin, Brady Dennis | The Washington Post
Scott Pruitt began receiving round-the-clock security from the moment he stepped foot inside the Environmental Protection Agency in February 2017, at the behest of a Trump administration political appointee, according to emails obtained by The Washington Post.
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E.P.A. emails shed light on Pruitt’s plan to debate climate change

May 9, 2018
Lisa Friedman | The New York Times
A new trove of documents sheds light on one of the most controversial proposals of Scott Pruitt’s first year as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency: the plan to stage public debates on the veracity of climate change, an idea that was ultimately blocked by the White House.
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