The Oklahoman & Tulsa World are reporting of a lawsuit recently filed against the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office, and The State Auditor & Inspector's Office. It seeks to unseal a 3-year-old audit that Pruitt asked for, and then sealed without a single charge being pressed.
The people of Oklahoma paid for that audit and Auditor Gary Jones has long ago called for the study to be released in the public interest. Pruitt's actions put a gag order on Gary Jones for several years. Mike Hunter also renewed that gag order. Even though this suit names the State Auditor, make no mistake, the AG's office is the target.
Tar Creek is the infamous toxic waste site near Picher, in far northeastern Oklahoma. Massive amounts of money have been spent on cleaning up the site and sealing the location as a ghost town.
This is perhaps the biggest oversight task Pruitt had on his plate regarding environmental protection for Oklahoma. If it shows that he compromised the public trust, he could face renewed and substantive criticism about his fitness to protect the nation's environment.
One insider told me; Look at the names associated with those Tar Creek clean up contracts, and see which of them are also named as contributors to Scott Pruitt's campaign funding.
Read the full report in The Oklahoman.