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"Emails Reiterate EPA Chief’s Ties To Fossil Fuel Interests"

"Newly obtained emails underscore just how closely Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt coordinated with fossil fuel companies while serving as Oklahoma’s state attorney general, a position in which he frequently sued to block federal efforts to curb planet-warming carbon emissions."

Source: AP, 06/16/2017

"Congress to Pruitt: We’re Not Cutting EPA Budget to Trump’s Levels"

"House Republicans say they’ll protect programs that affect their districts. That’s a lot of the EPA’s work." "Members of the congressional committee responsible for the Environmental Protection Agency's budget—Republican and Democrat alike—made clear Thursday they have no intention of approving the White House's proposal to slash the agency's spending."

Source: InsideClimate News, 06/16/2017


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