Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Scott Pruitt, remained under pressure on Sunday over his use of public money and a rental arrangement linked to an energy sector lobbyist – despite Donald Trump’s tweeted support. Pruitt is a vocal critic of accepted climate change science who sued the EPA more than a dozen times when he was Oklahoma attorney general. In office, he has presided over a rollback of environmental protections often established under Barack Obama. It was widely reported that Trump met Pruitt on Friday, a week after the White House chief of staff, John Kelly, urged the president to fire him. Trump told reporters on Thursday he would look into allegations against Pruitt but added that he was doing a “fantastic job.”
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.