Trump Taps Oklahoma AG Pruitt to Gut the EPA

Donald Trump’s transition team has come forth with a number of cabinet appointments this week. And yesterday’s pick for EPA was probably the most critical.

Oklahoma’s Attorney General Scott Pruitt has a reputation for picking a fight with the federal government.

Here’s more from Reuters:

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump plans to appoint Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, a Trump transition team source said on Wednesday.

Pruitt was elected Oklahoma’s attorney general in November 2010 and has focused on restoring more regulatory oversight to states and limiting federal regulations.

As his state’s top legal official, he sued the agency is he poised to lead multiple times, including a pending lawsuit to topple the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of Democratic President Barack Obama’s climate change strategy.

Pruitt on Wednesday held his second meeting with Trump, who takes office on Jan. 20.

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