EPA Official: Pruitt Had A ‘Clear Sense Of Entitlement’

This week, Scott Pruitt’s long list of scandals grew even more, as he continued to abuse his taxpayer-funded position for personal gain. Meanwhile, Pruitt’s policies are damaging the environment he is supposed to protect and endangering public health.


Here’s a look at some of what has happened at the EPA this week:


  • EPA senior staff members frequently felt pressured by Pruitt to help in personal matters and obtain special favors for his family.



  • Pruitt called on an executive with financial interests in the energy industry to help secure tickets to the Rose Bowl.


  • Pruitt contacted the former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates to help his daughter get into the University of Virginia School of Law.


  • At least three EPA staffers were dispatched to help Pruitt’s daughter obtain a summer internship at the White House.


  • Pruitt had a top EPA aide help contact Republican donors who might offer his wife a job.


  • A federal judge ruled that Pruitt’s EPA violated the Clean Air Act by failing to curb ozone air pollution from five states upwind of New York and Connecticut.


  • Pruitt’s former aides told congressional investigators that Pruitt has intentionally delayed the production of agency documents in response to open records requests about his tenure.