"EPA Bars Reporters From Summit On Politically Toxic Chemicals"

"EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt this morning announced a series of concrete steps to address health concerns associated with a class of nonstick chemicals at an event marred by mishandling of the press.

Dubbed the National Leadership Summit on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, or PFAS, the event at EPA headquarters included representatives from states, tribes, federal agencies, congressional offices, industry and public health groups.

EPA guards allowed reporters listed on an email printout to attend the first hour of the two-day event, which was livestreamed on the agency's website, as well."

Corbin Hiar reports for Greenwire May 22, 2018.

"EPA Reverses Course, Lets Reporters Into Hearing After Outcry" (The Hill)

"Pruitt Promises Action On Rising Threat From Contaminants" (AP)

"EPA Blocks Some Media From Summit, Then Reverses Course" (AP)

"Dem Senator Presses EPA Over Reporter 'Intimidation'" (The Hill)

"Scott Pruitt’s Awful Media Office" (Washington Post)

"EPA Bars Three Reporters From Covering Meeting; One Says She Was Shoved By A Guard" (Washington Post)

"Dems Demand Release Of 'Nightmare' Toxicology Study" (E&E Daily)

"AP Reporter Forcibly Removed by Security Guard After Being Barred From EPA Meeting" (New York magazine)

"Media Push Back Against EPA Limiting Reporters At Chemical Summit" (The Hill)

"EPA Reverses Media Ban At Summit On Toxic Chemicals" (Politico)

"Pruitt Bars AP, CNN from EPA Summit On Contaminants, Guards Push Reporter Out Of Building" (AP)

"EPA Blocks CNN And Associated Press Journalists From Attending Pruitt Speech" (CNN)

Source: Greenwire, 05/23/2018