– Scott Pruitt, Trump’s environment pick, gets Senate approval

February 17, 2017

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President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency has been confirmed by the Senate.

Scott Pruitt has been a fierce critic of the agency he will now be running.

A judge in Oklahoma on Thursday ordered him to release, by Tuesday, emails he exchanged with oil and gas executives while Oklahoma attorney general.

In a contentious confirmation process, Democrats boycotted an earlier vote over his email refusal and claimed he was too close to energy companies.

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