While EPA chief Scott Pruitt rented a condo at below-market rates from a landlord connected to the powerful lobbying firm of Canadian pipeline company Enbridge, the EPA approved a major Enbridge project. That project was the expansion of the Alberta Clipper tar sands pipeline.
For The Real News, I speak about this brazen conflict of interest with Todd Paglia, Executive Director of Stand Earth. According to Mr. Paglia, Pruitt’s days as EPA chief are numbered, but we should not expect that Donald Trump will replace Pruitt with someone who is more committed to the mission of the EPA.
My discussion with Todd Paglia can be seen here: