• EPA chief defends spending on travel and soundproof booth

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    By MICHAEL BIESECKER and JOHN FLESHER , Associated Press WASHINGTON - Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday defended his frequent taxpayer-funded travel and his purchase of a custom soundproof communications booth for his office, saying both were justified.
    Pruitt made his first appearance before a House oversight subcommittee responsible for environmental issues since his confirmation to lead EPA in February.
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