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Something Smells Off About Pruitt’s Ties to Liquefied Natural Gas
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Something Smells Off About Pruitt’s Ties to Liquefied Natural Gas

Author Luke Bassett discusses the potentially unethical link between the liquified natural gas industry and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.

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  • Luke Bassett

By the time you finish reading this, there very well may be yet more links exposed between U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and industry lobbyists.

The news about how Trump administration officials have prioritized – and perhaps profited from — industry connections keeps wafting in, even in the face of firings and pointed questions from Congress like those Pruitt received about his extravagant spending, possible agency mismanagement and lobbyist ties. The coziness Trump officials share with lobbyists raises questions about industry influence over administration policy. But Pruitt’s ties to the natural gas industry, and particularly liquefied natural gas exporters, light the swamp gas on fire.

The above excerpt was originally published in Morning Consult. Click here to view the full article.

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Authors

Luke Bassett

Associate Director, Domestic Energy and Environment Policy