READ: EPA watchdog report on Pruitt's travel expenses

READ: EPA watchdog report on Pruitt's travel expenses
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The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) on Thursday recommended that the agency demand $124,000 in reimbursements from former Administrator Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittOn The Money: New financial disclosures provide glimpse of Trump's wealth | Walmart, Macy's say tariffs will mean price hikes | Consumer agency says Education Department blocking student loan oversight Overnight Energy: EPA watchdog finds Pruitt spent 4K on 'excessive' travel | Agency defends Pruitt expenses | Lawmakers push EPA to recover money | Inslee proposes spending T for green jobs Lawmakers take EPA head to task for refusing to demand Pruitt repay travel expenses MORE.

The watchdog found that Pruitt made “excessive airfare expenses ... without sufficient justification to support security concerns requiring the use of first- and business-class travel.”


"The OIG made a total of 14 recommendations, of which 10 are unresolved. Overall, actions need to be taken to strengthen controls over agency travel to help prevent the potential for future fraud, waste and abuse," it said in a press release accompanying the report.

The EPA's response, included in the report, is that "the trips were authorized by an appropriate official, making cost recovery inappropriate.”

Read the report and watchdog recommendations below: