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Scott Pruitt Confirmed As EPA Chief Despite New Firestorm Over Emails

By Alexander C. Kaufman

The Senate narrowly confirmed Scott Pruitt as the new Environmental Protection Agency chief on Friday, despite Democrats’ calls to delay the vote until the release of a new trove of documents detailing the Oklahoma attorney general’s relationship with oil and gas companies.

The 52-46 vote divided the Senate along party lines, with just two Democrats ― Sen. Joe Manchin (W.V.) and Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), who are up for re-election in states with …read more

Source:: Huffington Post Green