The piece makes clear the great danger of conservative zealots like Pruitt who, in keeping with Trump administration policy, literally destroy government departments and agencies within. Protecting the environment and the American people are no longer the goal at the EPA under Pruitt.
Instead, his goal is the total moral corruption and wholesale dismantling of the agency entirely to serve his oligarch masters. His entire political career has been lavishly funded by the likes of dirty industry and the Koch brothers who care not one whit about pollution.
The feckless Trump is entirely disinterested in the institutional destruction at the EPA, as long as it satisfies the heavy polluters who are partly underwriting his re-election campaign. He cares nothing about America's great resources nor the rule of law -- he's simply interested in how much money he and his cohorts can make while sullying the country and the constitution.
The article is a sobering, disturbing read but absolutely essential if you care about America's resources, health, and future.