"Under Fire For Travel Expenses, Pruitt Cancels Trip To Israel"

"Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has canceled a nearly week-long trip to Israel, agency officials confirmed Sunday.

Pruitt, who had been scheduled to leave this weekend for an extensive tour of the Mideast ally, has come under fire over the past week for the cost of his domestic and international travel. In May, the head of Pruitt’s security detail recommended he travel either business or first class whenever possible to avoid public confrontations with critics.

“We decided to postpone; the administrator looks forward to going in the future,” EPA spokeswoman Liz Bowman said in an email Sunday. She did not provide a reason for the postponement."

Juliet Eilperin and Ruth Eglash report for the Washington Post February 18, 2018.


"E.P.A. Chief Pruitt Postpones Trip to Israel Amid Scrutiny of High-Priced Travel
Image" (New York Times)

"Green Group Calls On Pruitt To Pay Back First-Class Flight Costs" (The Hill)

"Critics Blast EPA for Lowering Syngenta Pesticide Fine" (AP)

"EPA Documents Show Agency's Justification For Pruitt Travel" (CNN)

"EPA Administrator’s Pricey Travel Included Charter Flights in Home State" (Bloomberg)

Source: Washington Post, 02/19/2018