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    Scott Pruitt Confirmed as EPA Administrator

    Strange bedfellows were made in Washington today. Scott Pruitt was confirmed by the Senate to take over running the Environmental Protection Agency. The Oklahoma attorney general won the position by a 52-46 margin, despite having spent much of his career in direct conflict with the EPA, including denying climate change and making calls to remove much of the agency’s power. Senate Democrats fought hard against the nomination, as Pruitt’s history of warring with the agency is likely to see him dismantle it entirely, in line with Trump’s vow to “get rid” of it.

     

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