Emails Show Cozy Relationship Between EPA Head and Energy Executives

HeadlineFeb 23, 2017

Thousands of pages of newly released emails reveal how EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt closely collaborated with Koch brothers-backed oil, coal and gas companies to roll back environmental regulations during his time as Oklahoma attorney general. The documents were released just days after Pruitt was sworn in as the new head of the EPA, the agency tasked with curtailing pollution and safeguarding public health. The trove of new documents shows how energy companies drafted language for Pruitt’s Attorney General’s Office to use to sue the EPA over environmental regulations. We’ll have more on Scott Pruitt’s emails after headlines; we’ll speak with Lisa Graves of the Center for Media and Democracy, which successfully sued for the release of the messages.

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