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 PruittEnvironmentalists renew bid to overturn EPA policy barring scientists from advisory panels Six states sue EPA over pesticide tied to brain damage Overnight Energy: Trump EPA looks to change air pollution permit process | GOP senators propose easing Obama water rule | Green group sues EPA over lead dust rules 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: