EPA says Pruitt took chartered, military flights costing taxpayers more than $58,000

The EPA confirms tonight that Scott Pruitt took at least one chartered flight.

Below are four flights cited that cost taxpayers more than $58,000.

June 7: Military flight from Andrews to Covington, Ohio, then to New York. The EPA cites time constraints due to Pruitt's participation in the G-7 as a reason they could not take a commercial flight. Cost: $36,068

July 27: Charter flight from Tulsa, Ok. to Guymon Municipal airport in Oklahoma. EPA said there were no commercials flights to Guymon, which is about 330 miles away from Tulsa, to meet with the Panhandle Irrigators Association and landowners about the Waters of the United States rule. Cost: $14,434

This flight was listed as an interagency agreement with the Department of Interior and a spokesman from Pruitt's office tweeted Wednesday night that it was an Interior Dept. plane.

August 9: Flew on the North Dakota governor's plane. Cost (as an in-kind contribution): $2,144

Public Affairs Officer Liz Bowman tweeted Wednesday that the administrators flies commercial and that these are the only non-commercial flights he has taken.

The EPA Inspector General began an audit of Pruitt's travel after reports that he spent his first months in office frequently traveling home to Oklahoma. Those trips were based on documents released that covered his travel expenses between March and May of this year. The organization that obtained them, the Environmental Integrity Project, says more recent documents have not been released.

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