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7:55 AM

EPA

Pruitt's pitch to staff: Give me a chance

In his first speech to U.S. EPA staffers since his swearing in as administrator last Friday, Scott Pruitt stressed his respect today for the agency's career employees, hinted broadly at big changes ahead and made a plea for "civility." He said, "We ought to be able to get together and wrestle through some very difficult issues and do so in a civil manner."