During his tenure as Oklahoma’s Attorney General, current EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt reportedly took several steps to obscure his email communications – and the EPA is already facing allegations of excessive secrecy. It has been reported that on numerous occasions Pruitt sent or received emails regarding government business from his personal email account. Second, it has recently come to light that he used two different government email addresses while serving as Attorney General. Neither of those details was properly disclosed to the Senate during his confirmation process.
American Oversight obtained records sufficient to evaluate how Pruitt has been conducting agency business since taking over as the head of the EPA. His calendars reveal that he spends his time meeting with industry lobbyists and energy and chemical executives over environmental advocacy groups.
As Pruitt continues to work in secret to use the EPA to benefit corporations, American Oversight will continue seeking records to expose the truth.