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Post by Suranis » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:39 pm

No way in hell he wrote that resignation letter. It reads like a Trump masturbation script.
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Post by Somerset » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:13 pm

Suranis wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:39 pm
No way in hell he wrote that resignation letter. It reads like a Trump masturbation script.

It does, but that’s also how Pruitt has positioned himself for Trump. I can see him writing something like this.

And swallowing ;)

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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:21 pm

The baby who confronted him caused him to resign. :twisted:
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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:30 pm

The EPA tweeted out a one-word response.

"Good."

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Post by Gregg » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:20 pm

In DC, hundreds of ethics investigators are expecting pink slips on Friday.
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Post by pipistrelle » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:51 am

Never for a moment thought he voluntarily resigned. Not with all that he had his fingers in.

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Post by RVInit » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:54 am

pipistrelle wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:51 am
Never for a moment thought he voluntarily resigned. Not with all that he had his fingers in.
Same here. No way was this a voluntary resignation. He was having the time of his life.
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Post by Gregg » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:42 pm

pipistrelle wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:51 am
Never for a moment thought he voluntarily resigned. Not with all that he had his fingers in.
Sure he did, just like that movie guy in The Godfather, all they had to do was put a dead horse head on his new used Trump mattress.
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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:02 pm

RVInit wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:54 am
pipistrelle wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:51 am
Never for a moment thought he voluntarily resigned. Not with all that he had his fingers in.
Same here. No way was this a voluntary resignation. He was having the time of his life.
I agree. And he hadn't gotten all his free stuff yet.

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Post by Dan1100 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:07 pm

Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:02 pm
RVInit wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:54 am
pipistrelle wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:51 am
Never for a moment thought he voluntarily resigned. Not with all that he had his fingers in.
Same here. No way was this a voluntary resignation. He was having the time of his life.
I agree. And he hadn't gotten all his free stuff yet.
I'd be willing to be he left with a pocket full of hard candy off of the receptionist's desk.
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Post by Suranis » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:15 pm

Pruitt was at EPA hq today and said goodbye to staff.
They better have checked for their wallet and jewlery right after meeting him for the last time.
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Post by RVInit » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:01 pm

Dan1100 wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:07 pm
Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:02 pm
RVInit wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:54 am


Same here. No way was this a voluntary resignation. He was having the time of his life.
I agree. And he hadn't gotten all his free stuff yet.
I'd be willing to be he left with a pocket full of hard candy off of the receptionist's desk.
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That's probably true!
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Post by ZekeB » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:52 pm

Suranis wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:15 pm
Pruitt was at EPA hq today and said goodbye to staff.
They better have checked for their wallet and jewlery right after meeting him for the last time.
And fingers too.
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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:32 pm

for the former secretary of EPA, and his WH boss, remembering his permission to tolerate asbestos

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‘Approved by Donald Trump’: Asbestos sold by Russian company is branded with the president’s face
By Eli Rosenberg July 11

A Russian asbestos company that operates a giant mine in the Ural Mountains is marketing its wares with President Trump’s image, according to photos it posted on social media, citing former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt as well as Trump’s outspoken support for the carcinogen.

The company Uralasbest posted photos of the pallets adorned with a seal with Trump’s face in the center on its Facebook page in June.

“Approved by Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States,” the seal read, according to a translation supplied by the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit focused on human health and the environment that flagged the posting.


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:13 pm

This is a fun and inspiring read about pro bono attorneys offering their time to help the Sierra Club. It details the perfect storm which led to the Pruitt "boot".


https://slate.com/technology/2018/07/sc ... d-won.html
The Sierra Club Declared War on Scott Pruitt—and Won

The club formed the FOIA team at the beginning of the Trump administration to barrage the EPA, the Department of Energy, the Department of the Interior, and other agencies with information requests. The team was made up of Sierra Club staffers who now had time for other projects, paralegals with technical expertise, and outside lawyers who had approached the organization with offers to do pro bono work in the wake of Trump’s election.

In February 2017, at around the time the Senate voted 52–46 to confirm Pruitt, Saxonhouse and a team of five began formulating a FOIA strategy that would allow them to aggressively hound the administrator. “Rather than just reacting every time we saw them do something bad that gets reported,” she recalled thinking, “let’s go on the offensive.” It was a marked change from the Obama era, when the club’s federal efforts were spent advocating for much of the EPA’s agenda, such as the Clean Power Plan and smog rules.

Pruitt had a long record of siding with industry donors over regulators on issues ranging from chicken-manure pollution in waterways to gas-well methane emissions.
Going on the offensive meant using public information laws like FOIA—compelling federal agencies to release documents and records upon request had been a valuable tactic for the Sierra Club in the past, most notably against Vice President Dick Cheney in 2001. At the beginning of his term, President George W. Bush appointed Cheney to lead an environmental-policy group. The Sierra Club teamed with the right-leaning Judicial Watch to file requests for details about the group’s secretive meetings with CEOs of energy corporations and sued Cheney for the information in a case that went to the Supreme Court. Though the court’s ruling went in Cheney’s favor, the club succeeded in drawing public attention to the shady cabal. Saxonhouse’s team believed FOIA could similarly be used to keep an eye on Pruitt. It wasn’t alone: The Environmental Integrity Project, Earthjustice, and other conservation groups launched their own FOIA campaigns.

Pruitt had been on the Sierra Club’s radar for years. In his previous role as the attorney general of Oklahoma, he was a perpetual thorn in the side of the EPA, suing the agency 13 times in order to impede rules to reduce air and water pollution. Pruitt helped lead the conservative movement against the Clean Power Plan, a signature regulation from the Obama era aimed at cutting carbon emissions. (Ironically, by eventually rolling back the plan, he would free up Saxonhouse to focus on FOIA.) The club also knew that Pruitt had a long record of siding with industry donors over regulators on issues ranging from chicken-manure pollution in waterways to gas-well methane emissions.
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Post by Kendra » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:01 am

https://www.thedailybeast.com/fox-and-f ... ia=desktop
Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt was clearly taken aback last year when occasional Fox & Friends fill-in host Ed Henry grilled him about a number of ethical scandals facing his administration.

And Pruitt had a good reason to be surprised. In past interviews with President Trump’s favorite cable-news show, the then-EPA chief’s team chose the topics for interviews, and knew the questions in advance.

In one instance, according to emails revealed in a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by the Sierra Club and reviewed by The Daily Beast, Pruitt’s team even approved part of the show’s script.

Fox & Friends has long been a friendly venue for Trump and his allies, but the emails demonstrate how the show has pushed standard cable-news practices to the extreme in order to make interviews a comfortable, non-confrontational experience for favored government officials.
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Post by neonzx » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:07 am

Kendra wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:01 am
https://www.thedailybeast.com/fox-and-f ... ia=desktop
Fox & Friends has long been a friendly venue for Trump and his allies, but the emails demonstrate how the show has pushed standard cable-news practices to the extreme in order to make interviews a comfortable, non-confrontational experience for favored government officials.
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Post by Suranis » Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:12 am

This is my shocked face

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