Before Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt could install a secure, soundproof phone booth in his office last fall, officials had to create space for the addition in a nearby closet area.
The top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee is calling for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt to testify over the installation of his $43,000 soundproof booth.
As the Trump administration continues to publicly question the legitimacy of climate change, a new podcast is moving the conversation forward in decidedly productive, proactive ways.
Mustafa Santiago Ali, a senior adviser for environmental justice and community revitalization in the Obama EPA, said he was pleased with the court’s decision, but is also displeased with the Trump administration’s slow pace in tackling the pollution problem across the country.
“Each day that they move slowly, they place our most vulnerable communities, especially our children’s lives, in jeopardy,” Ali told ThinkProgress.
Congressional Republicans are publicly acknowledging what many Democrats have been grumbling about for months — it’s really hard to get EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt into a witness seat.