Dem Senators Demand Pruitt Recuse Himself From Clean Power Plan Rewrite

"A group of Democratic senators is demanding that Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt recuse himself from  repealing one of President Obama's signature environmental rules, which is intended to curb the release of greenhouse gases from the nation’s power plants.

Late Tuesday, the four senators — Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts, Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Brian Schatz of Hawaii — submitted a comment to the EPA on repealing the Clean Power Plan, arguing Pruitt “must recuse himself from overseeing any and all rulemaking with respect to the Clean Power Plan.”

Pruitt sued the EPA a total of 14 times as attorney general of Oklahoma. Four of those suits concerned the CPP."

Dino Grandoni reports for the Washington Post February 7, 2018.

Source: Washington Post, 02/08/2018