Scott Pruitt confirmed as EPA chief

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Scott Pruitt | Credit: Gage Skidmore
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Scott Pruitt | Credit: Gage Skidmore

Senate split 52-46 in favour of approving Pruitt, Oklahoma attorney general and long-time opponent of the EPA

Former Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt has been sworn in as head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after the US Senate voted late on Friday 52-46 in favour of approving President Trump's...

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