Scott Pruitt Needs to Repay Taxpayers for Extravagant Travel Expenses!

  • by: Care2 Team
  • recipient: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt; President Donald Trump
Between first class flights and swanky hotels, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's travel expenses are costing taxpayers an obscene amount of money. And yet, while Pruitt travels the globe like a primadonna, he continues to support deep budget cuts to the EPA that endanger our health.

Please sign this petition demanding that Scott Pruitt repay taxpayers for his exorbitant travel expenses now!

According to the Washington Post, Pruitt and his top aides spent at least $90,000 in a series of trips in just June 2017. While his aides traveled coach, Pruitt flew either first or business class, costing taxpayers several times more than necessary. His lavish travel expenses have also included upscale hotels.

Compared to past EPA administrators, Pruitt's spending is extraordinary, not just because of his extravagance, but also how frequently he travels in the first place. But even if you can justify his trips, wasting taxpayer money on luxury hotels and first class flights is indefensible -- especially when considering Pruitt's abysmal cuts to the EPA budget. Instead of protecting the environment and the health of Americans, Pruitt is just taking advantage money from Americans for his own benefit.

This wasteful spending must end. Tell Scott Pruitt to repay taxpayers for his luxurious travel expenses and commit to traveling like an average American going forward!
Update #26 years ago
Scott Pruitt just said that one of the reasons he flies first class is to avoid interactions with the public. He is a public servant though. It is unacceptable that we are footing the bill for him to avoid doing his job. Keep sharing the petition to demand a refund of tax dollars. This money could go to actually helping Americans and the environment rather than shielding Pruitt's apparently fragile sense of self.
Update #16 years ago
According to CBS News, Scott Pruitt received a waiver to fly business class on Emirates Airlines, a luxurious foreign carrier, in 2017. This is in direct violation of the Fly America Act, which requires government officials to "use U.S. air carrier service for all air travel… funded by the U.S. government." Please share this petition to keep the pressure on!
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