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Pruitt to Review 'Accuracy' of Leaked Climate Report
In an interview with a Texas radio show late Thursday, he called for the report to be "subjected to peer-reviewed, objective-reviewed methodology and evaluation." The scientists who authored the report, which has already undergone rigorous peer-review, have raised concerns that the Trump administration may try to alter it and that further scrutiny could be colored by political biases.
During his tenure, Pruitt has unraveled environmental protections, eliminated career staff and created a culture of utmost secrecy at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The New York Times details the "extraordinary measures" the administrator is taking to conceal his actions, such as forbidding staff to carry phones or take notes during meetings, keeping his calendar private and locking the doors to the floor of his office.
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