Environmental Protection Agency
See also EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
|2018.03.07||A key aide to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has been granted permission to make extra money moonlighting for private clients whose identities are being kept secret. apnews.com (See also Conflicts of Interest, Corruption, Scott Pruitt)|
|2018.03.09||John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, has killed an effort by Scott Pruitt, the head of the EPA to stage public debates questioning the validity of climate change science, thwarting a plan that had intrigued President Trump even as it set off alarm bells among his top advisers. nytimes.com (See also Climate Change, Scott Pruitt, John Kelly, Assaults on Facts)|
|2018.03.18||The White House budget office said on Wednesday it was probing whether a $43,000 soundproof phone booth installed for Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt violated the law, while dozens of Democratic senators called for him to resign over allegations of ethics lapses. reuters.com (See also Scott Pruitt, Corruption, Mick Mulvaney)|
|2018.03.21||Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt spent more than $120,000 in public funds last summer for a trip to Italy that included a meeting of G-7 ministers and a private tour of the Vatican and use of a military jet. apnews.com (See also Corruption, Scott Pruitt)|
Pruitt attended only the first few hours of the summit before flying back to Washington.
|2018.03.26||A proposed policy would bar the E.P.A. from considering research that doesn't release its raw data for review, a move that would severely restrict the research available to it when writing environmental regulations, barring them from using some of the most consequential research of recent decades, such as studies linking air pollution to premature deaths or work that measures human exposure to pesticides. nytimes.com (See also Scott Pruitt, Assaults on Facts, Assaults on Government, Environment)|
These fields of research are often private because they require personal health information for thousands of individuals, who typically agree to participate only if the details of their lives are kept confidential.
|2018.03.26||In his first year at the E.P.A., Scott Pruitt has proposed repealing or delaying more than thirty significant environmental rules. newyorker.com (See also Scott Pruitt, Environment, Climate Change)|
|2018.03.28||The Environmental Protection Agency sent staffers eight approved climate change talking points, encouraging staffers to highlight a lack of evidence that ties humans to climate change. thehill.com (See also False Statements, Scott Pruitt, Assaults on Facts, Climate Change)|
|2018.03.29||EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt plans to sign a declaration by Sunday that the Obama administration’s vehicle efficiency rules for 2022 through 2025 are “not appropriate” and must be revised. reuters.com (See also Scott Pruitt, Climate Change, Environment, Reversals)|
|2018.03.29||Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt leased a Washington apartment owned by a lobbyist friend last year under terms that allowed him to pay $50 a night for a single bedroom -- but only on the nights when he actually slept there. bloomberg.com (See also Scott Pruitt, Corruption, Conflicts of Interest)|
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s lease at a Washington apartment owned by a lobbyist friend allowed him to pay $50 a night for a single bedroom, but only on the nights when he actually slept there.
|2018.03.29||For much of his first year in Washington, Trump’s EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt occupied prime real estate in a townhouse near the U.S. Capitol that is co-owned by the wife of a top energy lobbyist. abcnews.go.com (See also Scott Pruitt, Conflicts of Interest)|
|2018.03.30||EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's 24-hour security in Washington extends to at least some of his personal trips, including trips home, a trip to the Rose Bowl and a trip to Disneyland. cnn.com (See also Scott Pruitt, Corruption)|
|2018.04.02||Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A. chief, was using an apartment partly owned by the wife of the chairman of the lobbying firm while its client sought the agency’s sign off on a pipeline project... which was then approved. nytimes.com (See also Scott Pruitt, Conflicts of Interest, Corruption)|
|2018.04.02||The Trump administration announced Monday afternoon that Obama-era rules to reduce climate pollution from cars and trucks have got to go because they are too strict. buzzfeed.com (See also Scott Pruitt, Climate Change, Environment, Reversals)|
It’s the latest example of the Trump administration gutting environmental and climate rules.
|2018.04.03||Scott Pruitt bypassed the White House to give big raises to his favorite aides. theatlantic.com (See also Scott Pruitt, Corruption, Reversals)|
The EPA chief used an obscure provision last month to increase the salaries of a pair of staffers by tens of thousands of dollars, despite the White House declining to approve the raises.
|2018.04.05||At least five officials at the Environmental Protection Agency, four of them high-ranking, were reassigned or demoted, or requested new jobs in the past year after they raised concerns about the spending and management of the agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt. nytimes.com (See also Scott Pruitt, Corruption)|
The concerns included unusually large spending on office furniture and first-class travel, as well as certain demands by Mr. Pruitt for security coverage, such as requests for a bulletproof vehicle and an expanded 20-person protective detail, according to people who worked for or with the E.P.A. and have direct knowledge of the situation.
|2018.04.06||Scott Pruitt was only supposed to be living in the Capitol Hill condominium that has become a focal point of his latest ethics controversy for six weeks last year, but the new Environmental Protection Agency administrator didn’t leave when his lease ended, so his landlords had to push him out and change the locks. politico.com (See also Scott Pruitt, Corruption)|
|2018.04.10||The EPA removed a career staffer, Mario Caraballo, who approved an internal report that undermined Administrator Scott Pruitt's claims that he needed around-the-clock bodyguards and other expensive security protection. politico.com (See also Scott Pruitt, Corruption, Resignations and Dismissals)|
|2018.04.11||When Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency head, decided to refashion the agency’s souvenir medallion, he proposed deleting the E.P.A. logo and adding symbols more reflective of himself. nytimes.com (See also Scott Pruitt)|
When Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency head, decided to refashion the agency’s souvenir medallion, he proposed deleting the E.P.A. logo and adding symbols more reflective of himself.
|2018.04.12||A former Secret Service agent, with a background investigating the Gambino crime family, Pasquale Perrotta, is serving as the chief of security for Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, has clashed — at least once physically — with top E.P.A. officials who challenged Mr. Pruitt’s spending, and has steered at least one E.P.A. security contract to a business associate. nytimes.com (See also Scott Pruitt, Corruption, Conflicts of Interest)|
|2018.04.12||A former top EPA staffer has told Democratic lawmakers that the agency fired him after he refused to retroactively approve the first-class travel of one of Administrator Scott Pruitt's closest aides "because it violated federal travel regulations." politico.com (See also Scott Pruitt, Corruption, Resignations and Dismissals)|
|2018.04.12||Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, insisted on staying in luxury hotels that were costlier than allowed by government standards, while also pushing to fly on an airline not on the government’s approved list so he could accrue more frequent flier miles, one of his top former deputies at agency has told congressional investigators. nytimes.com (See also Scott Pruitt, Corruption)|
|2018.04.16||A government watchdog agency concluded that the Environmental Protection Agency violated federal law in spending more than $43,000 to install a private phone booth in EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s office. abcnews.go.com (See also Legal Issues, Scott Pruitt, Corruption)|
|2018.04.17||Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt upgraded his official car last year to a costlier, larger vehicle with bullet-resistant covers over bucket seats, because it was similar to ones in which some other Cabinet officials rode. washingtonpost.com (See also Scott Pruitt, Corruption)|
|2018.04.19||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, under fire from lawmakers for travel and security expenses, spent about $45,000 in government money to fly five people to Australia to prepare for a planned trip that was later canceled. reuters.com (See also Scott Pruitt, Corruption)|
|2018.04.22||Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt met in his office last year with a veteran Washington lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced condo where Pruitt was living, despite Pruitt and lobbyist Steven Hart previously denying Hart had conducted any recent business with EPA. theguardian.com (See also Reversals, Scott Pruitt, False Statements)|