Scott Pruitt Confirmed as EPA Head

February 17, 2017 in News by Slad

 

Source: Townhall | Christine Rousselle

Trump EPA head confirmed

Scott Pruitt has been confirmed by the Senate as the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency by a 52-46 vote. Pruitt is the former Oklahoma Attorney General.

BREAKING: Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt confirmed by Senate to serve as EPA administrator.

The vote was mostly along party lines, with the exception of Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), who voted against Pruitt’s confirmation, and Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) broke with the Democrats and voted for him. Sen. John MCCain (R-AZ) skipped the vote.

The Washington Post’s announcement of Pruitt’s confirmation raised eyebrows and drew accusations of bias.

Senate confirms climate-change skeptic Scott Pruitt to lead EPA, an agency he sued as Oklahoma attorney general http://wapo.st/2m45Hwh 

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Scott Pruitt, longtime adversary of EPA, confirmed to lead the agency

The vote came despite strong pushback by Democrats and environmentalists.

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