"Administration Critics Want Pruitt, Zinke To Resign Over Flights"

"One Cabinet secretary is out of a job after a furor over his pricey flights. Now some critics are calling for the ouster of U.S. EPA boss Scott Pruitt and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. Both also are under fire over travel.

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned Friday after reports surfaced that he'd spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on private planes. But he isn't the only Cabinet official at the center of controversy. Pruitt and Zinke have also come under scrutiny for their use of noncommercial flights.

"Forcing Tom Price from office does not come close to answering questions in the Trump administration about the abuse of taxpayer funds when Ryan Zinke and Scott Pruitt are unrepentantly wasting hundreds of thousands on their own luxurious travel and sticking hardworking Americans with the bill," said Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune.

"They deserve Price's fate and should be removed from office immediately," he said."

Robin Bravender and Geof Koss report for E&E Daily October 2, 2017.

Source: E&E Daily, 10/05/2017