By Editors of Power Engineering
President-elect Donald Trump intends to appoint Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, a Trump transition team source told Reuters.
Pruitt, a Republican, has been a key figure in the legal battle against President Barak Obama’s climate change policies, including the Clean Power Plan, the New York Times reported.
As Oklahoma’s attorney general, an office he’s held since 2010, Pruitt frequently fought against environmental regulations, and he was part of a 28-state lawsuit against the Obama administration’s climate change policies.
The Oklahoma Attorney General’s website describes Pruitt as “a leading advocate against the EPA’s activist agenda.”
Before his election, Pruitt served eight years in the Oklahoma State Senate. He has also served two terms as president of the Republican Attorneys General Association.