VIDEO: Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt Approved By Senate To Be Next Leader of EPA
By Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News // February 17, 2017
Senate voted 52-46
ABOVE VIDEO: The Senate voted 52-46 to install Pruitt as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, after a heated debate.
(FOX NEWS) – Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was narrowly confirmed Friday afternoon to lead the federal agency he built a career fighting.
The Senate voted 52-46 to install Pruitt as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, after a heated debate.
While Democrats have blasted the nominee for his push to roll back regulations and his past statements challenging the science behind climate change, his bid more recently was complicated by a dispute over documents.
On the eve of his confirmation, Pruitt was ordered by an Oklahoma judge to hand over thousands of emails between his office and fossil fuel companies like Koch Industries and the National Coal Council to the Center for Media and Democracy, which requested the collection of emails in 2014.
CMD is accusing Pruitt and the Oklahoma attorney general’s office of ignoring multiple open records requests.
Oklahoma County District Judge Aletia Haynes Timmons said “there was an abject failure to provide prompt and reasonable access to documents requested.”
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