12 Feb '18, 2pm

Pruitt and Aides Rack Up $90,000 in Taxpayer-Funded Travel in June Alone

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA ) Administrator Scott Pruitt has spent tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars on first or business class flights while his aides generally fly coach, according to the Washington Post . Pruitt has also used military jets to travel back and forth to events. During a two-week stretch in June—around the same time President Trump announced that the U.S. is withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement —the EPA boss and his top aides racked up at least $90,000 in taxpayer-funded travel to help tout Trump's agenda, the newspaper reported, citing EPA receipts obtained by the Environmental Integrity Project through Freedom of Information Act requests. One of Pruitt's short domestic trips from Washington, DC to New York was booked first class for $1,600—six times the amount spent on the two media aides who came along and sat in coach. Another ...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/pruitt-travel-spending-253399184...

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