Capito meets with EPA nominee Scott Pruitt
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDTV) – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, the nominee for EPA administrator, met in Senator Capito’s office Wednesday to discuss EPA priorities in the Trump Administration and environmental policies that impact West Virginia. Senator Capito issued this statement following the meeting:
“Today’s meeting was very productive and it underscored our shared commitment to reining in federal government overreach and getting the EPA back to its core mission. Attorney General Pruitt and I have known each other for several years, and I have full confidence in his ability to implement President-elect Trump’s energy plan, and protect clean air and water without needlessly targeting critical jobs. His leadership is exactly what West Virginia needs, and I will work hard to make sure he is confirmed as EPA administrator.”
In May 2015, Attorney General Pruitt testified before a Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Subcommittee hearing chaired by Senator Capito about the legal issues surrounding EPA’s carbon regulations.
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