The insecticide Naled kills mosquitoes. It also wipes out honey bees, now undergoing a mass die-off attributed to its use. And it is toxic to humans, particularly newborns. It will now be sprayed on 6 million Texas acres as part of the U.S. government’s Harvey recovery plan.
Before he was tapped to lead the EPA under President Donald Trump, Pruitt served as the attorney general in the oil-rich of Oklahoma.
Plagued by questions about its leader’s documented ties to the energy industry, the Environmental Protection Agency faces a federal complaint charging it with having missed repeated deadlines to turn over records about Scott Pruitt.