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EPA adviser Albert Kelly resigned amid ethics inquiries. Is Scott Pruitt next?

Albert Kelly, a longtime associate of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, was overseeing the Superfund program. Last year he was banned for life by the FDIC.
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Toxics

EPA aide on toxic cleanups resigns amid Scott Pruitt scandals

Albert Kelly was appointed to the position last year after being banned for life from the banking industry.
www.stltoday.com
Climate

While the EPA shortchanges St. Louis, Pruitt enjoys the perks of power

The part of Pruitt's record that is not an environmental disaster is marked by a grandiose array of privilege and perks. He is the very embodiment of the Washington swamp. Which is why it's time for Pruitt to go.

www.nwitimes.com
Justice

EPA updates East Chicago residents on Superfund site cleanup activities planned this spring

EPA officials on Saturday said it could take up to another three years to excavate the remaining contaminated yards in the USS Lead Superfund site.

Justice

Public weighs in on West Lake proposal, overwhelmingly wants more thorough cleanup

At a packed “listening session” Tuesday night, scores of community members told EPA officials that its proposal to partially remove the site's radioactive contamination is insufficient.
www.washingtonpost.com
Toxics

At Superfund sites, Scott Pruitt could flip his industry-friendly script

EPA chief has vowed to speed cleanups at the nation’s most toxic sites. Critics remain skeptical.
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Elizabeth Warren wants to know why a banned banker is a senior adviser at the EPA

Albert Kelly, who has no previous environmental experience, joined the EPA after being forced out of the banking industry. Warren wants to know more.
www.houstonchronicle.com
Editorial

Pollution threatens Houston, but political cronyism comes first.

Houstonians deserve a qualified appointee at the EPA to clean up the San Jacinto waste pits.Shutdown threats present an opportunity to fight for a full hurricane recovery.

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