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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

Wednesday, we're talking about one of the most effective members of President Trump's Cabinet. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt made a name for himself by attacking the agency he now leads. He's also been mired in a growing series of ethical investigations.

RadioWest divider.

Scott Pruitt built a national reputation by suing the Environmental Protection Agency more than a dozen times. Now he’s leading the agency. In his tenure as EPA Administrator, Pruitt has dismantled rules regulating carbon emissions, relaxed standards on ozone pollution, and championed America’s exit from the Paris Climate Agreement. He’s also become the subject of a growing series of ethics investigations. Wednesday, we’re talking about where Pruitt came from and where he’s leading the EPA.


Brady Dennis is a national reporter for the Washington Post, where he covers the environment and public health. Along with his colleague Juliet Eilperin, Dennis has extensively covered Scott Pruitt's tenure as EPA Administrator.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.