29 Sep '17, 10pm

Not the best use of the EPA's dwindling budget...

Not the best use of the EPA's dwindling budget...

Welcome to our weekly Trump v. Earth column, in which onEarth reviews the environment-related shenanigans of President Trump and his allies. But Is It Leakproof? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is spending nearly $25,000 to build a soundproof booth in the office of its administrator, Scott Pruitt. One of two things is happening: either Pruitt has something to hide, or he’s preparing to win Ben Stein’s money . Joking aside, there are two deeply disturbing elements to this story. First, Pruitt is the first EPA administrator to literally insulate himself from his employees. The booth is an extension of Pruitt’s unprecedented demand for round-the-clock personal security, with at least one Trump official reporting that the perceived threats to the administrator came from his own staffers . Why has the EPA chief failed so miserably at winning over his employees? I conce...

Full article: https://www.nrdc.org/onearth/week-36-scott-pruitt-cant-he...

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