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EPA chief Pruitt postpones Israel trip amid scrutiny over travel costs

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WASHINGTON — Environmental prevention Agency administrator Scott Pruitt has postponed a planned trip to Israel.
The decision came as Pruitt faced under pressure over the cost of his travel, including frequent first-class flights.
The postponement of the Israel trip was premier reported with The Washington Post.
According to travel vouchers obtained with an environmental organization, Pruitt & staffers billed taxpayers nearly $200,000 for his trips over 6 months final year.
The office of EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins says Wednesday it expects to release the results of its investigation with summer.

Under fire for travel expenses, Pruitt repeals trip to Israel

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)Environmental prevention Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has repealed a nearly week-long trip to Israel, agency officials confirmed Sunday.
In May, the head of Pruitt’s safety detail recommended he travel either business or premier class whenever possible to avoid public confrontations by critics.
Israeli officials confirmed which Pruitt’s trip was official state business however can not saw if the usual visits had been scheduled.
Pruitt too planned to travel to the port of Haifa to see sustainability efforts there, the official said.
Read more:Premium travel for Pruitt has cost taxpayers further than $100,000, records show‘I’m not participate in any of these decisions,” Pruitt said of first-class travel

Under fire for travel expenses, Pruitt cancels trip to Israel

as mentioned in The documents involve multiple memorandums from EPA attorneys to Pruitt’s office justifying the charter flights in June, July & August of 2017.
“There is no lodging costs to EPA at all for this trip,” a travel itinerary notes.
The Environmental Integrity Project extrapolated from the value of his tickets which many of his trips were in the first-class cabin.
The meeting lifts concerns for Schaeffer because EPA information compiled with the Environmental Integrity Project showed the sansictions levied against corporate polluters have dropped since Pruitt took office.
The documents obtained with the Environmental Integrity Project show there was another commercial flight which Pruitt can have taken.

EPA documents show agency’s justification for Pruitt travel

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