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EPA's Pruitt took charter, military flights that cost taxpayers more than $58,000

EPA's Pruitt took charter, military flights that cost taxpayers more than $58,000

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has taken at least four noncommercial and military flights since mid-February, costing taxpayers more than $58,000 to fly him to various parts of the country, according to records provided to a congressional oversight committee and obtained by The Washington Post.

"When the administrator travels, he takes commercial flights," EPA spokeswoman Liz Bowman said Wednesday, explaining that the one charter flight and three government flights were due to particular circumstances.

The EPA provided documents that outlined how its Office of General Counsel had given legal authorization for each trip. "The...

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