Pruitt has been under investigation since his

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head of the EPA. Pruitt has been under investigation since his appointment. These investigations include his lack of concern for the amount he spends, such as expensive first-class travel expenses totaling to $105,000 in the first year of his job, the installation of a $43,000 soundproof phone booth and most importantly the cost of having constant security since swearing in on the 17 th of February , 2017. The cost of security has amounted to a total of $3 million USD. Pruitt had previously requested a pay raise for two of his aids but when the White House denied his request of several tens of thousands of dollars each for the raises, Pruitt decided to take provisions from the Safe Drinking Water Act to allow the raises as well as performing some unauthorized hiring of staff. (Stock, 2018) People argue that Pruitt is not suitable to be the administrator of the EPA due to a multitude of reasons, these include numerous lawsuits as the Oklahoma Attorney General to weaken clean air and health protections adopted by the EPA. Pruitt has also been criticized of attempting to challenge the Clean Air Act and opposing the regulations on methane gas emissions. Pruitt was also involved in persuading President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord as well as the refusal to acknowledge global climate change and the correlation between human activity. (Percival, 2018)
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