29 Jun '18, 2pm

Scott Pruitt is unfit to lead the EPA. His scandals as administrator of the agency prove it.

The media, and environmental groups like mine, have been putting a lot of focus on Scott Pruitt’s ethical problems. You may have heard that Pruitt – head of the Environmental Protection Agency – charged taxpayers $1,500 for a dozen personalized pens, sent government workers to buy his favorite hand lotion, and had an assistant inquire about the purchase of a used mattress from a Trump hotel. But do these scandals really matter? Emphatically, yes. Both because government officials should act ethically and because his actions often seem to have a deeper connection to policy choices. We see five types of Pruitt scandals: 1. Entitlement Pruitt flew first class at taxpayers’ expense, asked his aides to find excuses for him to travel to exotic locations, and used sirens to get through traffic more quickly on his way to his favorite French restaurant. Some of this is wasteful and...

Full article: https://www.edf.org/blog/2018/06/13/pollution-pens-5-type...

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