EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt placed a polluted California area on his personal priority list of Superfund sites targeted for “immediate and intense” action after conservative radio and television host Hugh Hewitt brokered a meeting between him and lawyers for the water district that was seeking federal help to clean up the polluted Orange County site.
The previously unreported meeting, which was documented in emails released by EPA under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by the Sierra Club, showed Pruitt’s staff reacting quickly to the request last September by Hewitt, who has been one of Pruitt’s staunchest defenders amid a raft of ethics controversies around his expensive travel, security team spending and a cheap Washington condo rental from a lobbyist.
— Michael Barbaro (@mikiebarb) May 8, 2018
I think it is quite a reach to try and turn my and my law firm’s role in advocating the clean-up of an Orange County Superfund site pursuant to an agreement with Obama’s @EPA into a headline, but @Politico did it: https://t.co/SDm4vK8sTX
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) May 8, 2018