Trump sticks by EPA chief as lawmakers call for resignation
04 April, 2018, 01:16 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly also called Pruitt to reiterate the president's message, per CBS News.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) on Tuesday wrote to the Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general to request an investigation of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's low-priced rental of a room in a lobbyist's townhouse. After Obama's orders were issued, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration said that, when fuel standards are raised, automakers move to create a more fuel-efficient line, save consumers money and cut back on emissions.
Pruitt faced ethics questions over the rental of a condo owned by a lobbyist for the energy industry. A top coal lobbyist is awaiting confirmation as Pruitt's deputy, and E&E News reportedmore than a dozen former energy lobbyists have landed other positions at the agency.
"Cooperative federalism doesn't mean that one state can dictate standards for the rest of the country", said Pruitt.
ABC News and Bloomberg News reported last week that during his first six months in Washington a year ago, Pruitt made a deal to pay about $50 a night - less than a third the price of similar properties - to rent a room in a Capitol Hill neighborhood condo building co-owned by energy industry lobbyist Steven Hart and his wife.
The ethics official said the arrangement was consistent with federal ethics regulations because Pruitt paid "market value" for it.
Some conservative groups are pressing EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to get rid of the waiver that allows California to set its own rules. Marketing U.S. LNG is not the jurisdiction of the EPA administrator.
Democrats pounced, with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island turned over evidence to the inspector general that Pruitt had used his security detail on personal trips including a family vacation to Disneyland.
Pruitt's "corruption scandals are an embarrassment to the Administration, and his conduct is grossly disrespectful to American taxpayers".
Environmental Protection Agency Chief Scott Pruitt has come under scrutiny for using a loophole in the Safe Drinking Water Act to give hefty raises to two of his favorite aides - after he was denied a request from the White House. Asked about his support for Pruitt on Tuesday, the president told reporters, "I hope he's going to be great".
The Trump administration rolled back Obama-era pollution and fuel efficiency rules for cars and light trucks on Monday, saying they were too stringent. The Trump administration has declared it will not honor the Paris climate agreement and, just Monday, the agency announced it would weaken emissions standards for cars and SUVs, undoing another signature climate change policy from the previous administration.
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