Enviros Hit EPA With FOIA Suit Over Potential Pruitt Conflicts

By Kat Sieniuc (May 11, 2017, 4:45 PM EDT) -- The Natural Resources Defense Council wants the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to immediately release records addressing whether or not Scott Pruitt favors industry stakeholders in his role as EPA chief, telling a New York federal court Thursday that the agency has shirked multiple of its Freedom of Information Act requests.

The EPA is required under FOIA to comply with the NRDC's document requests — which include information about Pruitt's potential conflict of interest in EPA lawsuits involving his former client Oklahoma and whether he's been favoring stakeholders that share his ideology on regulatory matters — but has so far handed over nothing,...

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