"EPA: Emails Show Pruitt's Ties To Fossil Fuel Industry"

"Emails released today from U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's time as Oklahoma attorney general show he and his office had a familiar if not symbiotic relationship with fossil fuel companies.

Under a court order, the Oklahoma attorney general's office began turning over 7,564 pages of emails and other records last night to the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD). The liberal-leaning watchdog group had sued Pruitt for failing to respond to its open records requests, including one ignored for more than two years.

The Senate confirmed Pruitt as EPA chief in a contentious 52-46 vote Friday. He addressed agency staffers for the first time as EPA chief yesterday."

Kevin Bogardus reports for Greenwire February 22, 2017.


"The Pruitt Emails: E.P.A. Chief Was Arm in Arm With Industry" (New York Times)

"Thousands of Emails Detail EPA Head’s Close Ties To Fossil Fuel Industry" (Washington Post)

"E-Mails Reveal EPA Chief Cozied Up to Industry He Regulates" (Bloomberg)

"Emails Reveal Pruitt's Behind-The-Scenes Collaboration With Oil And Natural Gas Giant" (CNN)

"New EPA Head Scott Pruitt's Emails Indicate Close Ties To Oil And Gas Producers" (ABC News)

"Emails Reveal EPA Chief Scott Pruitt’s Dirty Dealings With Oil and Gas Industry" (The Intercept)

"The Emails Republicans Don't Want You To See" (Mashable)

Source: Greenwire, 02/23/2017