E.P.A. Workers Try to Block Pruitt in Show of Defiance

The New York Times discusses Scott Pruitt’s nomination and Civil Service rules at the Environmental Protection Agency with Myron Ebell. 

The showdown could embolden the White House and Congress to change federal Civil Service laws.

“The Civil Service is supposed to be a class of experts implementing policy, regardless of politics,” said Myron Ebell, a fellow at the free-market Competitive Enterprise Institute, who lead Mr. Trump’s environmental transition team. “If they have now become a special interest group pleading their own agenda, then it is probably time to look at reforming the Civil Service laws.”

The revolt has also angered supporters of Mr. Pruitt.

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