Portrait of Scott Pruitt, former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, will be unveiled Friday

The EPA will host the official portrait unveiling Friday of former chief Scott Pruitt, who resigned in 2018 amid controversy over his spending, treatment of staff, ties to lobbyists and one very expensive phone booth.

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The $61 million scheme snagged a politician, lobbyists and a dark money group. Meanwhile, nobody's thinking about how to get to a clean energy future.

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As the world turns to solar power, black Chicagoans jump on the bandwagon

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EPA chief Andrew Wheeler’s past lobbying ties attract scrutiny

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Scott Pruitt's petty side hustles

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Scott Pruitt is unfit to serve

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Top Pruitt aide resigns amid growing scandal at EPA

A top aide to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt abruptly resigned last week, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
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EPA: Ethics chief was missing 'factual information' on condo

U.S. EPA's top ethics official wrote a second memo on Administrator Scott Pruitt's lease for a Capitol Hill condo linked to a lobbyist, stating that he didn't have all the facts before him when writing his original draft.
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