EPA Staff Aimed To Protect Pruitt From Toxic Chemical He Failed To Regulate

Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency head whose anti-regulation crusade couldn’t save his job from his repeated ethics scandals, picked out an ornate desk for an expensive office remodel last year that concerned his staff because it contained toxic Formaldehyde.

Prutt’s underlings sought to protect him from effects of the chemical in the furniture, months before Pruitt delayed the release of an EPA report warning the public about the dangers of Formaldehyde, Politico reported Thursday. 

“The irony would be comical if not so dangerous,” Austin Evers, executive director of American Oversight, said in a statement.

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