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Pruitt gift to Utah oil

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.