Scott Pruitt, E.P.A. Chief, Says Agency Scientists Are Free to Discuss Their Work

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Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, said in a letter Monday that he was “committed to holding up the E.P.A.’s scientific integrity policy.”

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WASHINGTON — Scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency will be free to publicly discuss their work from now on, Scott Pruitt, the agency’s administrator, has assured lawmakers who criticized the E.P.A. for preventing employees from presenting findings about climate change.

In a letter Monday to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, Mr….

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