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Lobbyist Tied to Pruitt’s Condo Had Roster of Clients Facing EPA

April 6, 2018, 11:32 AM

The energy lobbyist whose wife leased a bedroom to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt last year had a roster of clients with business before the EPA, handing fodder to critics who are demanding that Pruitt be fired.

J. Steven Hart, the chairman of Williams & Jensen, has said he didn’t personally lobby the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator in 2017 or this year. But plenty of his corporate clients had pending matters with the agency, the lead federal regulator governing air and water pollution nationwide, according to a Bloomberg News review of lobbying disclosures.

“J. Steven Hart is a very active lobbyist ...