He has met with a who’s-who of regulated polluters and lobbyists; the list includes:
CropLife America, a pesticide trade association run by Dow AgroSciences and Bayer CropScience.
A.J. Ferate of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association.
Representatives from the National Mining Association.
Representatives from the Family Research Council, which is aiming to “advance faith, family and freedom in public policy and the culture from a Christian worldview.”
Several of Pruitt’s meetings were over expensive meals, at taxpayer’s expense, at some of Washington’s swankiest restaurants.
Pruitt also linked several of his meetings to expensive (and questionable) trips to his home in Oklahoma.
Oh, and between April and September, he has met with only two environmental groups and one public health group.
This is not normal.
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