24 AGs Back Pruitt For Head Of EPA

By Michael Phillis (January 5, 2017, 7:57 PM EST) -- Two dozen Republican state attorneys general signed a letter Wednesday expressing their "unqualified support" for Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in advance of his confirmation hearing.

The letter was released a day before a meeting between Pruitt, attorney general of Oklahoma, and a group of Midwestern Republicans concerned he won't support renewable fuels such as ethanol, organized by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. Cementing support from Republican lawmakers is essential for Pruitt's confirmation, as Democrats have indicated they would try and block him from becoming the nation's chief environmental watchdog, citing his skepticism of...

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