"President Donald Trump defended Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s spending on personal security and his $50-a-night room lease from a lobbyist’s wife, which have prompted calls for Pruitt’s resignation and a House investigation."
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- Source: Bloomberg, 04/09/2018
"Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s concern with his safety came at a steep cost to taxpayers as his swollen security detail blew through overtime budgets and at times diverted officers away from investigating environmental crimes."Source: AP, 04/09/2018
"U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Friday that he sees little demand from oil and gas companies for new offshore drilling leases, which could pose problems for his plan to ramp up output from federal waters."
"As ethical questions threaten the Environmental Protection Administrator, Scott Pruitt, President Trump has defended him with a persuasive conservative argument: Mr. Pruitt is doing a great job at what he was hired to do, roll back regulations."Source: NY Times, 04/09/2018
"The #MeToo movement has brought to light the widespread incidence of sexual misconduct in many arenas of women’s lives — and it's spread to the US Forest Service, whose chief, Tony Tooke recently resigned amid allegations of sexual wrongdoing."Source: Living on Earth, 04/09/2018
"The Keystone crude oil pipeline leak in November in rural South Dakota was nearly double the original estimate, making it one of the largest U.S. inland spills since 2010, a newspaper report on Saturday said."
"The state announced Friday that the health of Flint's drinking water has been restored and state distribution of free bottled water in the city is ending, likely within a few days."04/09/2018Source: ,
"The vote, expected next week, could put Andrew Wheeler one step away from taking over the agency if embattled Administrator Scott Pruitt exits."Source: HuffPost, 04/09/2018
"Get ready to batten down the hatches. Again. In a preseason forecast issued Thursday, Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project predicts the upcoming hurricane season that begins June 1 will again be busy, although not as bad as the brutal 2017 season."Source: Miami Herald, 04/09/2018
"Indonesia, acting on a request from Interpol, has seized a fishing boat carrying 600 illegal gillnets that can stretch up to 30 km (18 miles) after it evaded capture in several countries, the Fisheries Ministry said."
"At least five officials at the Environmental Protection Agency, four of them high-ranking, were reassigned or demoted, or requested new jobs in the past year after they raised concerns about the spending and management of the agency’s administrator, Scott Pruitt."Source: NY Times, 04/06/2018
"A spreading crisis has threatened to engulf Scott Pruitt, the chief of the Environmental Protection Agency, who until recently ranked among the stars of the Trump administration."Source: NY Times, 04/06/2018
"The EPA chief’s defense of his sweetheart rental is lacking some basic facts."Source: Daily Beast, 04/06/2018
"A Senate Democrat is probing a December trip that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt took to Morocco and the degree to which it was meant to benefit the natural gas industry."Source: The Hill, 04/06/2018
"President Donald Trump on Thursday praised the “fantastic job” done by Scott Pruitt, the embattled administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, expressing support for Cabinet secretary mired in deepening ethics scandals."Source: Politico, 04/06/2018