"EPA: Protesters Deemed Threat To Pruitt, Triggered Probe"

"U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's security detail reported protesters who disrupted one of his speeches as a potential threat, sparking an investigation by the agency's internal watchdog.

The EPA inspector general opened an investigation into the purported threat to the administrator posed by two protesters who interrupted Pruitt's speech at the Environmental Council of the States' conference in Washington on April 7, 2017.

The protesters, both women, shouted at the administrator one after the other about EPA's recent decision to allow continued use of the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos, which has been found to be a risk to human health. One held what appeared to be an orange, while the other carried several oranges in a basket. Within a minute of the start of each of their protests, they were led out of the room where Pruitt was speaking."

Kevin Bogardus reports for Greenwire January 23, 2018.

Source: Greenwire, 01/24/2018