The George W. Bush-era EPA chief who recently criticized President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to head the agency worked for years lobbying various green energy projects, according to documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Documents show that former EPA administrator Christine Todd Whitman spent the last ten years lobbying the agency on behalf of a company seeking investment avenues for solar panel companies. The revelation comes shortly after Whitman called Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt a “climate denialist.”
Pruitt is facing a bruising nomination process before becoming the president-elect’s first EPA chief.
Whitman Strategy Group, the firm Whitman started shortly after her tenure with the agency, refutes claims it is a lobbyist. It argues instead that the firm merely helps companies lessen their carbon footprint.