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Trump EPA Pick, Scott Pruitt, Won’t Vow To Recuse Himself In Suits he launch against the agency he will now lead…

Law360, New York (January 18, 2017, 8:10 PM EST) — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, declined to say Wednesday whether he’d recuse himself from several pending lawsuits he filed against the agency if he is confirmed, instead leaving the matter up to the EPA’s ethics counsel.At a hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Democrats noted that since his election as Oklahoma AG in 2010, Pruitt has filed nearly 20 lawsuits against the EPA challenging the agency’s promulgation of rules crafted under…

Source: Trump EPA Pick Won’t Vow To Recuse Himself In Agency Suits – Law360

And meanwhile Ecowatch reported the following about those law cases – it’s pretty grim stuff.  This is just an excerpt, please read the rest at the source:

By Ken Kimmell

One well-reported thing about Scott Pruitt, President-elect Trump‘s nominee for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, is his penchant for filing lawsuits to block the EPA from enforcing clean air, clean water and climate regulations, rather than suing polluters in his own state of Oklahoma.

This alone ought to provide ample grounds for rejecting his nomination. But a closer look at these lawsuits and the legal arguments Pruitt has advanced (or signed onto) tells an even more disturbing story. The legal arguments are disingenuous, often unprincipled and extreme, and display an unfortunate strategy of saying just about anything to win a case.  Source:

There will be no environmental PROTECTION with this man.

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