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Pruitt takes charge at EPA

The Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, clearing the way for him to begin working to remove or soften Obama-era regulations on the agriculture and energy sectors. Pruitt, who as Oklahoma attorney general had sued the EPA more than a dozen times, including over its “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule, was sworn into office later Friday afternoon by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were both out of town. Read more at AgriPulse…

Feb 21, 2017 General Discussion, Issues & Policy