"Pruitt Huddled With Coal Exec Who Raised Over $1M for Trump"

"EPA has fought requests for Pruitt’s schedules, releasing them only when forced by lawsuits by environmental or government transparency organizations.

"EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt met with an Indiana coal executive last year who was seeking to soften a pollution rule — and who once boasted about raising more than a million dollars for President Donald Trump’s campaign, according to documents provided to POLITICO.

The records, obtained by the Sierra Club through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency, show that Steven Chancellor, CEO of White Stallion Energy, met with Pruitt on May 22, 2017 for a “courtesy call and introductory meeting."

Pruitt has met regularly with GOP heavyweights ahead of what many expect to be a 2020 Senate run. He has also met with investors connected to Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson as well as key conservative groups like the Family Research Council and Federalist Society."

Alex Guillén and Emily Holden report for Politico March 16, 2018.


"EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Held ‘Courtesy Call’ Meeting With Big Trump Donor" (Think Progress)

Source: Politico, 03/19/2018