EPA spends 30 percent more on Pruitt's security, cites death threats

EPA spends 30 percent more on Pruitt's security, cites death threatsU.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt’s security detail has cost taxpayers about $ 3.4 million so far, up more than 30 percent from his predecessor during an equivalent period, according to details released by the agency, which said Pruitt’s life had been threatened. Pruitt, who environmental groups have accused of lax enforcement and cozy ties with industry, requested 24-hour protection beginning on his first day in office. It was an unusual measure for the nation’s top environmental regulator, and Pruitt and the agency have said it was justified by a high number of threats to his life.



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