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President-Elect Trump Nominates Scott Pruitt as USEPA Administrator

On December 7, 2016, the Wall Street Journal reported that President-Elect Donald Trump will nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as the Administrator to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt was in private practice until his election to the Oklahoma Senate in 1998. Pruitt was elected Oklahoma Attorney General in 2010, and has since been critical of USEPA’s regulatory efforts on several fronts. According to the Wall Street Journal, one of Pruitt’s “major roles as EPA administrator would likely be to try to roll back . . . regulations.”