Senate poised to confirm EPA nominee Scott Pruitt despite a renewed court battle

President Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, is facing a new court order today. An Oklahoma district court judge Thursday ordered Pruitt, the state’s attorney general, to turn over thousands of communications with major coal, oil and gas companies from his time in office. The nonprofit watchdog Center for Media and Democracy had requested the public records two years ago, and the judge ruled there had been an “unreasonable” delay in responding ...