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« Reply #120 on: December 18, 2017, 04:50:07 pm »

I hear Pruitt is a heavy drinker.  He appears to prefer a good stiff vinegar and water.

Clean water, or the stuff coming out of the EPA drinking fountains?





“Mr. Pruitt appears not to understand that the two most valuable assets E.P.A. has is the country’s trust and a very committed professional work force,” said William K. Reilly, the E.P.A. administrator under George Bush. “This shows complete insensitivity, complete tone-deafness, or something worse.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/17/us/politics/epa-pruitt-media-monitoring.html

Stick that in your America Rising surveillance program.
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« Reply #121 on: December 28, 2017, 03:07:53 pm »

Scott Pruitt has tasked a banker who was banned from the banking industry for life with oversight of the nation’s Superfund program.

http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/banned-from-the-banking-industry-for-life-a-scott-pruitt/article_3b076180-6388-5281-b560-0f00d38f74c3.html
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« Reply #122 on: December 28, 2017, 10:12:38 pm »

Pruitt also engaged in some Orewllian newspeak when he said:

"We have been blessed, as a country, with tremendous natural resources. ... I believe that we have an obligation to feed the world and power the world, with a sensitivity, as far as environmental stewardship, for future generations,” he said.

“But for the past few years, we have been told it’s prohibition, it’s put up a fence, it’s do not touch."

In effect, he's saying we're going to burn more fossil fuels because it's the environmentally correct thing to do. He's fully embraced the "mental" part of environmental.
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« Reply #123 on: December 29, 2017, 08:05:07 am »


If the trend keeps up, it won't matter that he keeps burning fossil fuels.    People are moving more and more toward renewable regardless of his stances.

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/solar-wind-renewable-energy-record/
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« Reply #124 on: December 29, 2017, 10:53:56 am »

If the trend keeps up, it won't matter that he keeps burning fossil fuels.    People are moving more and more toward renewable regardless of his stances.

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/solar-wind-renewable-energy-record/

He's the bought-and-paid-for "drill baby drill" guy who will help create surpluses that MUST be burned.
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« Reply #125 on: December 29, 2017, 11:04:52 am »

Regardless of what the assclown in charge of the EPA brings forth as policy, if any of us feel strongly about it, we can limit our own consumption of fossil fuels.  Some of the biggest climate change alarmists I personally know are huge carbon emitters.  It starts with a lot of the hot air they emit and goes from there  Wink. Literally, these are people who never seem to plan one simple trip for multiple errands, still driving an older, less fuel efficient vehicle, refuse to upgrade decades old A/C and furnace equipment but they like to complain that no one is doing enough for regulations to slow climate change.  Let's not get started on celebrities and wealthy libs keeping their G-5's in the air and cruising around in their Hummers.
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« Reply #126 on: January 29, 2018, 12:01:29 pm »

Ive been banned from banking, can I be an EPA official instead?

https://theintercept.com/2017/12/28/scott-pruitt-failed-banker-running-epa-superfund-program

Wow.  Just wow.
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« Reply #127 on: February 13, 2018, 10:53:40 am »

OKLAHOMA CITY — A controversial cleanup contract for the Tar Creek Superfund site in Ottawa County cost five times more than it should have, state Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones said Monday.

“The LICRAT audit wasn’t about Scott Pruitt, left-wing environmentalists, Andy Lester, or politics,” Jones said in a written statement. “As the state auditor I have taken the position that the people of our state deserve to know why the LICRAT Board spent over $3.6 million on a project when the cost could have been less than $600,000.”

Pruitt subsequently ordered the report sealed.


http://www.tulsaworld.com/homepagelatest/state-auditor-claims-overspending-on-tar-creek-project/article_3deca65f-2776-5e78-8268-850e4ad7bb0e.html
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« Reply #128 on: February 14, 2018, 11:33:00 am »

The EPA told Politico that Pruitt has a “blanket waiver” from federal standards limiting government employees from booking
first-class tickets because of concerns about his security.

When pressing about that "blanket waiver," the agency told reporters to file a Freedom of Information Act request instead
of answering questions.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-energy-202/2018/02/14/the-energy-202-how-the-pruitt-first-class-flight-story-spun-out-of-control/5a83700c30fb041c3c7d7866/
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« Reply #129 on: February 14, 2018, 09:27:49 pm »

Then the story changes:

The EPA this week told reporters that Pruitt had a “blanket waiver” allowing him to bypass coach class whenever possible. Federal regulations, however, say that “blanket authorization of other than coach-class transportation accommodations is prohibited and shall be authorized on an individual trip-by-trip basis.”

“Pruitt’s explanation is absurd and assumes that it’s easier to protect someone in first class than in economy,” “Members of Congress who routinely fly coach should be offended by his lavish travel habits.”
On Wednesday afternoon, the agency backed away from its earlier statements.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/epa-chief-has-unusual-waiver-to-fly-in-first-or-business-class/2018/02/14/9f29a658-11b0-11e8-9570-29c9830535e5_story.html



As an example, Barnet recounted on incident from October at the airport in Atlanta. An individual approached Pruitt with his cell phone recording, yelling at him “‘Scott Pruitt, you’re f---ing up the environment,’ those sort of terms,” Barnet said.
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