Collins: Pruitt Is the Wrong Person to Head the EPA
10 April, 2018, 20:03 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
"Pruitt's ambitious domestic and worldwide travel led to rapidly escalating costs, with the security detail racking up so much overtime that many hit annual salary caps of about $160,000", The Associated Press reported Friday.
But Pruitt's ambitious domestic and global travel led to rapidly escalating costs, with the security detail racking up so much overtime that many hit annual salary caps of about $160,000.
Taxpayers have paid more to safeguard Pruitt than past EPA chiefs but those expenditures are justified due to the fact Pruitt has been under threat, Trump wrote.
In February, it was revealed that the EPA chief spent more than $90,000 on travel costs for himself and aides during the first few weeks of June.
In an interview on CNN's "State of the Union", the Maine Republican said the firestorm engulfing Pruitt "further distract" the EPA from "its very important mission".
The EPA official said there are legitimate concerns about Pruitt's safety, given public opposition to his rollbacks of anti-pollution measures.
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The AP found no record of arrests or charges against anyone for threatening Pruitt.
The size of Pruitt's security is unprecedented. The a href="http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/11/trump-public-lands-waters-united-states-environment/" target="_blank" rule /a , which is now tied up in the courts, extends EPA protection to tens of millions of acres of wetlands and millions of miles of streams, including those that a href="https://www.nrdc.org/issues/enforce-clean-water-act" target="_blank" 1 in 3 Americans rely on for drinking water /a .br br Pruitt also sued the EPA over its a href="https://www.epa.gov/ozone-pollution/2015-revision-2008-ozone-national-ambient-air-quality-standards-naaqs-supporting" target="_blank" 2015 regulation /a strengthening the national health standards a href="http://newsok.com/oklahoma-joins-five-states-in-suit-against-new-epa-ozone-limits/article/5456440?custom_click=rss" target="_blank" for ground-level ozone /a or smog pollution.br br Several of these lawsuits are still ongoing, and environmental advocates have called on Pruitt to recuse himself from decisions related to the regulations he's challenged in court.
That increase in spending came as the Trump administration shared plans for cutting the EPA's budget by about 30%, including major cuts to the agency's enforcement work and staffing and the elimination of some programs.
Lawmakers have been scrutinizing Pruitt for renting a room in a high-end townhouse co-owned by the wife of energy industry lobbyist Steven Hart for $50 a night, an arrangement that has drawn fire from ethics experts.
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly also told President Donald Trump last week that he was "convinced" that Pruitt needs to step down, a White House official told the Wall Street Journal.
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