Pruitt Confirmed to Head EPA
February 17, 2017
Washington—After perennially challenging the EPA, Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt has been put in charge of it. Pruitt had filed 14 lawsuits against the EPA in his six years as the state position, which he resigned today. While Republican Susan Collins of Maine voted against Pruitt, Democrats Joe Manchin (West Virginia) and Heidi Heitkamp (North Dakota) sided with the Senate’s Republican majority in confirming his nomination to the post.