President Trump's administration has seen a lot of employees come and go over the past 14 months, and there may soon be another person added to that list. The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has racked up a lot of negative headlines during his time in Washington, which suggests he might be next in line to hear "you're fired." The list of Scott Pruitt's scandals is long (and colorful).
Even before his first day on the job, Pruitt's nomination to the position set off a firestorm. Hundreds of current and former EPA employees gathered in February 2017 in Chicago to protest Pruitt's nomination. They echoed concerns of protesters in Boston, who cited Pruitt's work as Oklahoma's attorney general. During his 14 years in that position, he filed no less than 14 lawsuits against EPA regulations.
For Pruitt's critics, it was strange and unsettling for Trump to appoint someone to lead an agency they had legally tangled with in the past. They've also voiced concerns about potential conflicts of interest. Pruitt has received donations from the fossil fuel industry in the past, which the EPA regulates. But it's the on-the-job scandals listed below that critics think could (or at least, should) cost Pruitt his job.