Source: Environmental Working Group
WASHINGTON – Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, a spendthrift with taxpayer funds, is frugal with his own money – but he doesn’t seem to care about conflicts of interest on his own dime.
According to ABC News, for the first six months of 2017, Pruitt paid $50 a night to rent space in a Capitol Hill condo, paying only for the nights he actually slept there. The condo is co-owned by the wife of a top lobbyist whose clients include oil refiners and natural gas pipeline operators.
“Most previous EPA administrators would have thought twice about accepting the offer of rock-bottom rent from the wife of a fossil fuel lobbyist, but this is Scott Pruitt,” said EWG President Ken Cook. “This sweetheart deal with the spouse of someone who lobbies the EPA on behalf of industries the agency regulates should be too controversial for even the Trump administration.”
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