“The environmental-focused news organization E&E News confirmed to the AP that reporter Corbin Hiar was kept out of the meeting. A CNN reporter also was prevented from attending.
“The summit was on a class of chemicals present in dangerous amounts in many water systems around the country. Pruitt told about 200 people at the meeting that dealing with the contaminants is a ‘national priority.’
“An AP reporter attempted to attend the meeting but was told she was not the invitation list. When the reporter asked to speak to an EPA public-affairs person, security guards grabbed her by the shoulders and pushed her out of the EPA building.”
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