There is nothing typical about the ways in which Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt is approaching his job. For one thing, he’s reportedly built up a protective detail of 18 bodyguards who take shifts to ensure he receives protection 24 hours a day, seven days a week. No other EPA administrator since the agency’s creation in 1970 has insisted on such a costly entourage.
Gina McCarthy, Pruitt’s predecessor in the position, had a small security detail with her during the day, but not posted 24/7. According to reporting from The Washington Post, agents have had to be pulled off of investigations into environmental crimes in order to protect Pruitt instead. Read more…
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Original Post: Trump's top environmental official spends most of his time hanging out with the industries he regulates