"White House: Trump Aides Cause Friction at EPA, Other Agencies"

"White House political appointees are clashing with U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

Staffers installed on the Trump administration's 'beachhead team' at EPA have been at odds with the agency's new chief since Pruitt and his aides arrived at headquarters last month.

The internal conflicts at EPA have already resulted in one high-profile departure, and the White House's liaison to the agency has been shut out of meetings by Pruitt, The Washington Post reported yesterday.

One source who's in touch with political employees at EPA said "things are a mess" at that agency, citing infighting among top political officials."

Robin Bravender reports for Greenwire March 20, 2017.


"White House Installs Political Aides At Cabinet Agencies To Be Trump’s Eyes And Ears" (Washington Post)

"EPA: Pruitt's Okla. Posse Arrives At Agency" (Greenwire)

Source: Greenwire, 03/21/2017