Scott Pruitt

WASHINGTON | Senators press Pruitt for details on new legal defense fund

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four Senate Democrats asked Scott Pruitt on Monday for details about a new legal defense fund to help the Environmental Protection Agency administrator as he weathers a series of federal ethics investigations. Pruitt confirmed at a Senate hearing last week that people he did not identify have created the legal defense fund … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senators press Pruitt for details on new legal defense fund

WASHINGTON | Pruitt rescinding safety rules prompted by fatal plant blast

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt moved Thursday to rescind a series of safety measures proposed for chemical plants nationwide after a deadly blast at a Texas fertilizer plant. Pruitt signed a significantly revised slate of rules from the Obama era on safety and risk management at 12,500 U.S. facilities, including chemical … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pruitt rescinding safety rules prompted by fatal plant blast

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pruitt denies aide shopped bad press about Zinke

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt (all times local): 11:56 a.m. EPA chief Scott Pruitt is denying that a member of his press staff sought to plant negative media reports about Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in the hopes of deflecting attention from Pruitt’s problems. Multiple media outlets reported that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Pruitt denies aide shopped bad press about Zinke

WASHINGTON | EPA chief talks with families of men felled by solvent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has met with families of two men who died after using a paint stripper containing the compound methylene chloride. The half-hour meeting came after lawmakers pressed Pruitt on whether he was moving ahead with an Obama-era rule to limit sales of products containing the compound. New … Continue reading WASHINGTON | EPA chief talks with families of men felled by solvent

Memo: Pruitt landlord’s husband sought EPA work for client

WASHINGTON/May 2, 2018 (AP)(STLRealEstate.News) — The lobbyist whose wife rented a condo to Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt at $50 a night sought EPA committee posts for a lobbying client, according to a newly released EPA memo. J. Steven Hart’s seeking those appointments from his wife’s former tenant, Pruitt, shows “the extent to which … Continue reading Memo: Pruitt landlord’s husband sought EPA work for client

WASHINGTON | Lobbying firm contradicts denials in EPA chief’s condo deal

WASHINGTON | April 21, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A new federal disclosure shows a Washington lobbyist tied to a bargain-priced condo leased by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt sought to influence the agency on behalf of a client earlier this year. The disclosure report by the powerhouse Washington lobbying firm Williams & Jensen was filed … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Lobbying firm contradicts denials in EPA chief’s condo deal