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March 18, 2019, 11:41 AM

Pruitt’s Glider Moves • Mercury to Arise at Hearing • Jurors and Jell-O

Chuck McCutcheon
Chuck McCutcheon

Not long after Scott Pruitt became EPA chief, his office swiftly went to work trying to comply with a Republican House member’s request to ease air pollution limits on trucks with rebuilt engines, Abby Smith reports this morning in an exclusive story.

In 2017, then-Tennessee Rep. Diane Black urged Pruitt to undo limits on “glider kits"—new truck chassis and cab assemblies built for used engines and transmissions. Her office heard back from an EPA official within a week saying Pruitt “wants to be helpful,” according to emails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

The agency’s move drew widespread ...

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