More than 400 former employees say Scott Pruitt's record as Oklahoma AG, ties to the fossil fuel industry and his climate denial raise serious questions.
Nearly 450 former employees of the Environmental Protection Agency sent a letter to the U.S. Senate on Monday denouncing President Donald Trump's pick to lead the agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.
The EPA alumni who signed the letter have served under Republican and Democratic administrations, and all raise concerns about Pruitt's fitness for the office. "Mr. Pruitt's record raises serious questions about whose interests he has served to date and whether he agrees with the longstanding tenets of U.S. environmental law," the letter said.
The letter echoes concerns raised in similar efforts by environmentalists, academics and environmental lawyers from Oklahoma about Pruitt's close ties to the fossil fuel and agriculture industries, as well as his record of fighting EPA regulation.
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