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Oklahoma Judge Orders EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt to Make Emails Public

HeadlineFeb 17, 2017
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In Oklahoma, a district judge ordered state Attorney General Scott Pruitt to release thousands of pages of correspondence with oil, coal and gas companies, as Republicans vowed to press ahead with a vote today on whether to confirm Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Thursday’s ruling cited Pruitt’s “abject failure” to follow the Oklahoma Open Records Act. Pruitt’s office will have until next Tuesday to release about 3,000 emails that reportedly show his close ties to executives at energy companies, including Koch Industries. He’s expected to be narrowly confirmed by the Senate before the emails are made public.

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