An environment without ethics?
On the campaign trail in 2016, Donald Trump promised to radically curtail the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), painting it as a regulatory menace that was putting sustainability over economic growth. To achieve this goal he nominated Scott Pruitt – a man who had sued the EPA fourteen times as Oklahoma’s attorney general. It was revealed by multiple news outlets that two close aides of Mr. Pruitt had been given large raises in March.
Experts underline that misconduct investigations against Mr. Pruitt are separate matters from the EPA’s environmental record. “Performance is irrelevant when reviewing alleged misconduct by a cabinet official,” says Corey Goldstone, spokesperson for the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center.
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