EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Resigns


The YEARS Project

Published on Jul 9, 2018

After 12 federal corruption investigations, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has finally resigned. Although Pruitt himself is gone, his disastrous policies are not. As an outspoken climate change denier and a friend of the fossil fuel industry, Pruitt worked to repeal many Obama-era environmental policies. He eliminated limits placed on nearly 200 harmful pollutants such as arsenic and mercury, and tried to slash fuel efficiency standards that would’ve cut CO2 emissions by billions of tons. He tried to strike all mentions of climate change from the EPA’s website. The only thing Pruitt didn’t do as the head of the environmental protection agency was protect the environment.

SOURCES:

[i] NYTimes.com. Scott Pruitt Met With Lobbyist Whose Wife Rented Him a $50-a-Night Condo. Apr. 21st. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/21/cl…

[ii] WashingtonPost.com. First-class travel distinguishes Scott Pruitt’s EPA tenure. Feb. 11th. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation…

[iii] TheDailyBeast.com. Scott Pruitt’s Rome Trip: More Time on Tourism Than Official Business. May. 7th. 2018. https://www.thedailybeast.com/scott-p…

[iv] MotherJones.com. Scott Pruitt’s Overworked Security Team Has Cost Taxpayers $3 Million. Apr. 7th. 2018.https://www.motherjones.com/environme…

[v] WashingtonPost.com. Pruitt enlisted security detail in picking up dry cleaning, moisturizing lotion. June. 8th. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/e…

[vi] HuffingtonPost.com. Scott Pruitt Reportedly Lied About Knowledge Of Staff Raises. Apr. 6th. 2018. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/…

[vii] NYTimes.com. E.P.A. Officials Sidelined After Questioning Scott Pruitt. Apr. 5th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/05/bu…

[viii] WashingtonPost.com. EPA chief Scott Pruitt tapped aide, donors to help wife land job at conservative group. June. 13th. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation…

[ix] Ibid.

[x] Newsweek.com. pruitt directly oversaw efforts to erase climate change info from epa website, emails reveal. Feb. 2nd. 2018. http://www.newsweek.com/scott-pruitt-…

[xi] WashingtonPost.com. EPA’s new science advisers add more industry experts, conservatives to the mix. Nov. 14th. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/e…

[xii] WashingtonPost.com. Scott Pruitt calls for an ‘exit’ from the Paris accord, sharpening the Trump White House’s climate rift. Apr. 14th. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/e…

[xiii] Insideclimatenews.org. Trump’s EPA Starts Process for Replacing Clean Power Plan. Dec. 18th. 2017. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/18…

[xiv] TheHill.com. EPA loosens rules on some ‘major’ air pollution sources. Jan. 25th. 2018. http://thehill.com/policy/energy-envi…

[xv] NYTimes.com.Calling Car Pollution Standards ‘Too High,’ E.P.A. Sets Up Fight With California Image. Apr. 2nd. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/02/cl…

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