Scott Pruitt has been in the headlines lately for an increasingly outrageous series of scandals – ranging from his $50 a night lobbyist condo to wasting millions on travel and excessive security. American Oversight has been investigating Pruitt’s questionable management of the agency for more than a year, requesting documents to expose the unethical ways that he has run the EPA.
American Oversight obtained records sufficient to evaluate how Pruitt has been conducting agency business since taking over as the head of the EPA. Calendars we obtained late last year revealed that he spent his first months in office meeting with industry lobbyists rather than environmental experts or advocates.
The level of secrecy at the EPA has also been unprecedented, and Pruitt has taken several steps to increase security at the agency and suppress information that the public has a right to know. American Oversight is currently suing the EPA to fight back against the agency’s pattern of wrongly rejecting FOIA requests as not “reasonably described.”
As Pruitt continues to work in secret to use the EPA and his positions to benefit corporations and himself, American Oversight will continue seeking records to expose the truth.