In Pruitt’s Hearing for EPA Chief, His Fossil Fuel Ties Will Take Center Stage

InsideClimate News discusses with William Yeatman Scott Pruitt’s nomination to be Administrator of the Enviornmental Protection Agency. 

Pruitt’s supporters say his environmental record includes cases to clean up water pollution and against the oil industry for overbilling the state’s clean-up fund for leaking underground storage tanks. They say Pruitt sued the EPA because he believes the agency has exceeded its legal authority in imposing mandates on the states. “Based on his record, I expect that we would see an EPA that returns to an emphasis on cooperative federalism,” said William Yeatman, senior fellow for environmental issues at the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute.

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