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Trump EPA Pick Likely to
Clear Senate Despite Protests

Reuters, by Timothy Gardner

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/17/2017 10:16:39 AM

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday moved closer to approving President Donald Trump´s pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency even as nearly 800 former officials urged the chamber to reject the nominee, who sued the agency more than a dozen times as attorney general of oil-producing Oklahoma. The 773 former officials signed a letter sent to the Senate that said Pruitt´s record and public statements suggest he does not agree with the underlying principles of U.S. environmental laws. Pruitt has also cast doubts on the science of climate change. "Mr. Pruitt has shown no interest in enforcing those laws, a critically

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Thank goodness! Pruitt is a really wise choice for that agency.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: belwhatter, 2/17/2017 10:31:12 AM     (No. 11159423)

Pruitt, yes please, time for some common sense to prevail.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: avanti1, 2/17/2017 10:47:13 AM     (No. 11159456)

Every state has a right to challenge the EPA in court when they believe the agency has overreached its authority. The courts get to decide the merits of the suits, NOT "773 former officials [who] signed a letter."

The article mentions that a judge has ordered Pruitt to turn over 3,000 emails between his office and energy companies, but does NOT mention the legal justification for doing so. Has the judge also ordered the EPA to turn over all emails between the EPA and environmental groups, many of whom have histories of being threats to the property rights of others?

The article displays a bias that should not be included in a REAL news article.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: Tegan, 2/17/2017 10:59:02 AM     (No. 11159479)

There´s a huge difference between enforcing laws and enforcing regulations by an unelected group of greenies.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Hotrod, 2/17/2017 11:04:39 AM     (No. 11159489)

Judges have no say in the confirmation process. Watch how fast the judge is ignored!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: planetgeo, 2/17/2017 11:22:01 AM     (No. 11159519)

But, but, but...Susan Collins doesn´t support him...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 2/17/2017 12:17:49 PM     (No. 11159589)

Don´t forget McPain in the butt!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: KatieJo, 2/17/2017 12:33:06 PM     (No. 11159612)

Obamacare passed despite protests too AP, only you guys never even reported on the protests. As if you care what "the people" think. Theses protests are astroturf paid by Soros and instigated by Obama.

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