For Immediate Release
Pruitt Confirmation a Display of Polluter Influence
WASHINGTON - Today Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is testifying before the Environment and Public Works Committee in his confirmation to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt has extensive ties to industries that he would regulate, including the oil and gas industry and factory farming.
Friends of the Earth Senior Political Strategist Ben Schreiber issued the following statement before Pruitt’s hearing:
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