Free Mattress-Seeker Scott Pruitt Also Used His Position to Try to Get His Wife a Job at Chick-fil-A

It’s weird how when Scott Pruitt does stuff he isn’t supposed to do—so, most days—those things always end up being kind of depressing, eliciting the same very particular sort of bored carsick feeling that I always get while standing in line at the post office. This time? The Washington Post reports that Pruitt had his…

How Many Reasons to Love the Scott Pruitt Investigation? Let Me Count the Ever-Growing Ways 

On top of pending investigations into snake oil (literal oil) huckster Scott Pruitt’s myriad ethical breaches, Republican Congressperson and House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy (SC) added further reasons to investigate the EPA administrator on Friday. The offenses are not like destroying the climate so hard that I…

Scott Pruitt Wants the EPA to Spend Less on the Environment and More on His Favorite Aides 

When the Trump administration proposed cutting the Environmental Protection Agency’s funding by a staggering 31 percent, Scott Pruitt told Congress that was fine. “I believe we can fulfill the mission of our agency with a trim budget,” the agency administrator said at the time. Congress ultimately rejected those cuts…

EPA Inspector General Says They Should Have Issued a Warning About Flint Water Crisis Seven Months Sooner

Early in January 2016, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency in Flint, soon followed by President Barack Obama declaring the high levels of lead in Flint’s water sources a federal emergency. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Inspector General Arthur Elkins is now saying that Flint’s citizens…