"EPA: Trump Meets With Prospects For Top Job"

"President-elect Donald Trump [was] scheduled to meet [Monday] with two possible contenders for U.S. EPA administrator who have called for drastic rollbacks of environmental rules.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt (R), who's helping to lead the legal fight against the Obama administration's signature climate rule, and former Texas environmental regulator Kathleen Hartnett White — who has called for restraining "the imperial EPA" — are both scheduled to meet with Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence in New York as they continue to announce picks for administration jobs.

Both Pruitt and Hartnett White have been rumored candidates for EPA boss under Trump. They'd bring different traits to the job: He's a lawyer who has climbed the political ranks in the Sooner State and recently said he'd consider running for governor in 2018. She's a public policy expert who served as a Texas environmental regulator, worked for a cattlemen's trade group and was a special assistant in the White House for first lady Nancy Reagan."

Robin Bravender and Kevin Bogardus report for Greenwire November 28, 2016.

Source: Greenwire, 11/29/2016