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EPA’s Pruitt Denies He’s an Ally of Polluters, Vows to Get Tough

Oct. 25, 2017, 7:50 PM

Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, vowed that he will get tough on corporate polluters, dismissing critics who cast him as too cozy with industry.

“They don’t know me,” Pruitt said, during an interview with Bloomberg News in his Washington office. “I’ve led a grand jury. We are going to do enforcement, to go after bad actors and go after polluters.“

Pruitt, the former Oklahoma attorney general, is leading the efforts to roll back Obama-era environmental regulations, including the first limits on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and an overhaul of clean-water rules. Despite moving to ...