"EPA: Barnstorming The States: 'Pruitt Does Not Want Open Press'"

"In the days before U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's trip to North Dakota last August, spokesman Jahan Wilcox had a unique request for local talk radio host Scott Hennen.

Pruitt and North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum (R) were scheduled to go into Hennen's studio for a 20-minute interview in a few days, so Wilcox was nailing down last-minute logistics.

'We kindly ask that you do not take any calls since you will have both Doug and Pruitt in studio,' Wilcox wrote in an email.

'Thanks Jahan ... no problem on calls,' Hennen replied two hours later. 'We don't do that for many guests ... but you're special :D!'"

Ariel Wittenberg and Kevin Bogardus report for Greenwire January 25, 2018.

Source: Greenwire, 01/26/2018