Pruitt’s thank-you notes go largely to industry

July 03, 2018

By Miranda Green and Timothy Cama –

About half of the 40 letters and notes sent by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Scott Pruitt have gone to the heads of prominent industry groups, according to documents released under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the Sierra Club.

Ten of the letters were sent to fossil fuel industry heads — including notes addressed to BP, Chevron Corp., the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Gas Association.

Other industry heads who received notes from Pruitt include leaders of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Association of Wheat Growers and Waste Management.

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