Scott Pruitt, E.P.A. Chief, Says Agency Scientists Are Free to Discuss Their Work

Mr. Pruitt was responding to concerns over the agency’s decision to bar two scientists and a consultant from presenting their research at a conference in October.

Want the latest climate news in your inbox? You can sign up here to receive Climate Fwd:, our new email newsletter.WASHINGTON — Scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency will be free to publicly discuss their work from now on, Scott Pruitt, the agency’s administrator, has assured lawmakers who criticized the E.P.A. for preventing employees from presenting findings about climate change.In a letter Monday to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, Mr. Pruitt did not explai...