"EPA: Pruitt Aide Moonlights As Media Consultant"

"John Konkus, a top political aide to U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, received approval from ethics officials to work outside the agency as a media consultant.

His clients? EPA won't say.

Konkus was approved by EPA to take on clients to advise them on 'strategy, mail and media production,' according to an ethics form signed this past August and obtained by E&E News. At that point, the deputy associate administrator in EPA's public affairs office had 'two likely clients' — both of their names redacted in the document — and anticipated 'getting more clients in the next six months.'

EPA ethics officials also noted that Konkus would be providing 'consultative media advice,' which he would provide directly as opposed to through a corporation."

Kevin Bogardus and Sean Reilly report for Greenwire March 5, 2018.


"Senior EPA Press Official Has A Side Job As An Outside Media Consultant" (Washington Post)

"EPA Appointee Gets Approval To Consult For Outside Clients" (AP)

Source: Greenwire, 03/06/2018