“Reforming the regulatory system would be a good thing if there were an honest, open process but what is happening now is taking a meat ax to the protections of public health and environment and then hiding it.” ' E.P.A. under Pruitt has moved to curb certain public information, shutting down data collection of emissions from oil and gas companies, and taking down more than 1,900 agency webpages on topics like climate change. Doors to the floor with his office are now frequently locked, and employees have to have an escort to gain entrance. Some employees say they must leave behind their cellphones when they meet with Mr. Pruitt, and are sometimes told not to take notes. He has taken aim at an agency whose policies have been developed and enforced by thousands of the E.P.A.’s career scientists. He has made it clear that his mission is to dismantle the E.P.A.’s environmental mission!'