"Greens, Industry Send Dueling Letters To Senators On Pruitt"

"Letters from both supporters and opponents of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) nominee Scott Pruitt landed in senators’ inboxes on Thursday.

In a note to senators on Thursday morning, industry groups backing Pruitt’s nomination called the Oklahoma attorney general 'a stalwart defender against federal intrusion into state and individual rights' noting his opposition the EPA’s landmark climate rule for power plants.

'Mr. Pruitt has demonstrated his commitment to upholding the Constitution and ensuring the EPA works for American families and consumers,' the groups — conservative and fossil fuel-funded organizations like the American Energy Alliance, Heritage Action, Club for Growth and others — wrote."

Devin Henry reports for The Hill January 12, 2017.


"Greens’ Ads Hit EPA Pick On Pollution Rules, Earthquakes" (The Hill)

"Overnight Energy: Fight over EPA Pick Heats Up Ahead Of Hearing" (The Hill)

"Senate Dems Raise New Conflict-Of-Interest Charges Against Pruitt" (Politico)

"EPA: Pruitt Supporters Raise Money — In Secret" (ClimateWire)

"Trump’s EPA Pick Slammed State AGs For Trying To ‘Police The Global Warming Debate’" (Huffington Post)

"Sen. Cardin Has 'Major Concerns' With Pruitt For EPA" (Baltimore Sun)

Source: The Hill, 01/13/2017