By Joe Connelly
The Trump administration appears set to take a hard right turn on environmental policy, with climate change skeptic Scott Pruitt as boss of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., a possible Interior secretary.
Pruitt is Oklahoma’s attorney general and a down-the-line ally of the oil and gas industry. The EPA appointment was leaked Wednesday afternoon.
The Oklahoma AG has sued the EPA over its Clean Power Plan, designed to lower greenhouse gas emissions at power plants. He has also sued the EPA for its recently announced measures to curb emissions of methane from oil and gas plants.
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