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Pruitt Publicity May Be at High Point Post-Paris, Some Analysts Say

June 2, 2017, 10:41 PM

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is stumping for the White House in high-profile settings.

He spoke after President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. was withdrawing from the Paris climate accord. Pruitt, a fierce opponent of the pact, then fielded questions from the White House news media June 2, stressing that the deal posed a threat to the U.S. economy. He refused to address Trump’s position on climate change.

That publicity is highly unusual for an Environmental Protection Agency chief, particularly in the context of an international accord. But the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement reflects more of a fulfillment of ...

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