Scott Pruitt has his EPA office swept for hidden listening devices

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt used taxpayer dollars to have his office swept for bugs. This, of course, is the office where he frequently meets with executives and lobbyists from the industries he’s meant to regulate. Still, the expense seems a little redundant, considering his custom soundproof phone booth ($25,000), the conservative witch hunt for EPA staff that hold negative opinions of the administration, and the administrator’s small army of security personnel. Meanwhile, aren't there are a number of other areas at EPA headquarters that could use that $3,000—including the recent and very literal sewage backup? Considering his decision not to ban the dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos, we'd say Pruitt is wrong all around on bugs.


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