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Why Scott Pruitt Deserves to Be Fired as Trump's EPA Director

The Center for American Progress’ SVP of Energy and Environment Policy, Christy Goldfuss thinks EPA Director Scott Pruitt deserves to be fired.

“Scott Pruitt is supposed to be leading the Environmental Protection Agency, but instead, he’s done everything he can to attack protections for the air we breathe and the water we drink all to benefit his corporate allies and lobbyist friends,” she stated. “And if that’s not bad enough, Pruitt has also used his public office and our taxpayer dollars to enrich himself and live a luxurious lifestyle full of first class travel and special perks.”

She went on to state, “And when these aides raised concerns about his spending, Pruitt demoted them. At least five staffers were demoted, reassigned, or requested new jobs after they complained about Pritt’s extreme waste of taxpayer dollars.”

The worst part of Pruitt’s many offenses is that they may also be corrupting the health and well-being of American citizens. In March of last year, Pruitt refused to ban a dangerous pesticide that causes brain damage in children, according to EPA scientists.  He made this decision shortly after meeting with a top chemical industry executive from the company that produces the pesticide. Pruitt has also been accused of rolling back common sense clean car standards that were proven to improve air quality and would have saved consumers over $1.7 trillion.

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