Scott Pruitt, Testifying to Lead E.P.A., Criticizes Environmental Rules

By CORAL DAVENPORT January 18, 2017 WASHINGTON — Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, went on the offensive in his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, criticizing federal rules protecting air and water and addressing climate change, and forcefully advocating a states’ rights approach to environmental regulation. In… Continue reading

What Should Senators Ask Scott Pruitt, Trump’s E.P.A. Nominee? Here’s What Readers Said

By TATIANA SCHLOSSBERG January 17, 2017 On Wednesday, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will consider President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice of Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma’s attorney general since 2011, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Mr. Pruitt spent much of his time in office fighting the Obama administration over the E.P.A.’s actions to… Continue reading