Environews, Minis

Pruitt gift to Utah oil

By Amy Brunvand

In July Scott Pruitt, the head of Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency resigned in disgrace due to ethics scandals. Before he left he gave a gift to Utah’s oil industry: an exemption from air quality regulations. Rob Bishop (R-UT-1) had been pushing for air quality deregulation in order to “streamline” oil and gas permits.

The air pollution will affect portions of the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation.

This article was originally published on August 14, 2018.