Senator Chuck Grassley says he trusts E-P-A Administrator Scott Pruitt to follow through on the president’s promise that a higher blend of ethanol may be sold year round, but Grassley says he’s worried Pruitt may take other actions to undermine what was discussed this week during a White House meeting about ethanol.
OC……of the year.” :10
Grassley has been critical of the E-P-A’s decision to grant some oil refineries exemptions to federal ethanol mandates.
During a Friday morning taping for IPTV’s “Iowa Press” program, Grassley was asked about Pruitt’s future.
OC………on the ethics question.” :15
Grassley praises Pruitt’s decisions which have rolled-back Obama-era regulations, including the Waters of the U.S. rule that groups like the Farm Bureau opposed.
Grassley says he’s been surprised by reports of Pruitt’s spending habits in the agency.
OC……….things he’s done.” :20
A former E-P-A aide told congress in April that Pruitt spent 43-thousand dollars to turn a broom closet into a soundproof phone booth in his office.
He spent nine-thousand dollars installing office locks that are opened by fingerprints.
Pruitt’s also accused of pursuing a lavish lifestyle on the taxpayers’ dime, including first class air travel and five-star hotels.