Scott Pruitt

The Center for Biological Diversity and University of Oklahoma law professor Kristen van de Biezenbos filed a grievance with the Oklahoma Bar Association over U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s confirmation hearing testimony regarding his use of personal email when he served as Oklahoma’s attorney general, E&E News reports:

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Not long ago, this would’ve been a remarkable statement from the head of the US Environmental Protection Agency:

“There's tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact [of carbon dioxide], so I would not agree that it's a primary contributor to … global warming.”

But those were indeed the words of new EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, speaking Thursday on the CNBC show Squawk Box.

President Trump's head of the Environmental Protection Agency says he does not believe that carbon dioxide is a major cause of global warming.

"I would not agree that [CO2] is a primary contributor to the global warming that we see," Scott Pruitt said Thursday in an interview with CNBC's Joe Kernen.

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The Environmental Protection Agency is beginning life under a new boss who sued them again and again. Scott Pruitt has made a few public statements now, and they've offered a few clues to his priorities.

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The Washington Post reports on Scott Pruitt use of a personal e-mail account while conducting state business, despite his claim that he never did.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has granted a request by the Attorney General’s office to delay a lower court’s order requiring the agency to turn over records sought by a watchdog group.

The Center for Media and Democracy sued the agency in February to force it to handover emails sent during the tenure of former attorney general Scott Pruitt, now administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed as the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in a rushed vote by the Senate last Friday, after Democrats pushed to delay the vote.

Democrats knew that there was a batch of about 3,000 of Pruitt's emails from his time as Oklahoma chief legal officer, supposedly showing his close ties to the fossil fuel industry.

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