|Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt|
In his previous role as Oklahoma’s attorney general, Scott Pruitt regularly huddled with fossil fuel firms and electric utilities about how to combat federal regulations and spoke to conservative political groups about what they call government "overreach," according to thousands of pages of newly released emails.
The Oklahoma attorney general’s office handed over the batch of emails — nearly 7,000 pages in all — this week in order to meet a deadline set by a judge who ordered the documents’ release following more than two years of effort by CMD, a liberal watchdog organization. The group had sued to compel the state to release the documents under public records laws. (The emails can be viewed here.)
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