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EGO TRIP: Scott Pruitt Reportedly Wanted to Put His Own Name on EPA Paraphernalia Instead of Agency Logo

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt‘s job is clearly on the line right now, as he deals with the fallout from several ethical controversies. But if a shocking — and somewhat comical — new report is any indication, it seems like Pruitt would very much like to hang on to the gig.

According to The New York Times, Pruitt has gotten pretty comfy in the big chair of the agency. So much so, in fact, that he’s sought to have his own name prominently placed on EPA paraphernalia such as; leather-bound notebooks, fountain pens, stationery, and even a souvenir medallion.

Ronald Slotkin — a career EPA employee who retired this year — told the Times that instead of an EPA coin, the agency chief basically wanted a “Pruitt coin.”

“These coins represent the agency,” Slotkin told the Times. “But Pruitt wanted his coin to be bigger than everyone else’s and he wanted it in a way that represented him.”

The Times reports that Pruitt was, in general, not a big fan of the EPA logo. The reason, according to an unnamed source?

“He felt it looked like a marijuana leaf.”

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