"The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pushed back on accusations that he frequently meets with 'polluters,' despite repeated sit-downs with fossil fuel companies and others regulated by the EPA.
Scott Pruitt argued in an interview with Time published Friday that those groups are important 'stakeholders' in the regulatory and other environmental decisions he makes.
'I don’t spend any time with polluters. I prosecute polluters,' Pruitt said. 'What I’m spending time with are stakeholders who care about outcomes.'"