Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, wants you to know that he was responsible for persuading President Trump to pull out of the Paris climate agreement. Pruitt has never said that explicitly, of course – he understands that if he wants to keep his job, he needs to pretend that the decision was Trump’s alone. But Pruitt did everything he could to telegraph to the world that he thought Paris was a bad deal for America, and urged Big Coal executives to make their views known to the president as well.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s chief of staff pressured the top scientist on the agency’s scientific review board to alter her congressional testimony and play down the dismissal of expert advisers, his emails show.
Just ahead of a confirmation vote in the Senate, an Oklahoma County judge ordered state Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Thursday to turn over thousands of documents sought for more than two years by a Wisconsin-based media watchdog group.
The Oklahoma County lawsuit by the Wisconsin-based Center for Media and Democracy alleges that Pruitt and his office have not responded to open records requests that are as much as two years old.