[Oklahoma City, OK, December 7, 2016] Statement by The Oklahoma Democratic Party on Scott Pruitt’s Appointment as Head of the EPA:

It is no surprise that Scott Pruitt, an energy production and fossil fuels ally and known for cozying up to big oil and energy lobbyists, is Trump’s choice in his anti-climate-change movement and head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Pruitt is more interested in big oil and gas, partisan agendas, and filing frivolous lawsuits than protecting our country’s clean air and water or the effects of global warming. Pruitt’s appointment is another example of how Trump is not draining the swamp as he claimed he would. Instead, Trump is building a team to dismantle efforts to protect our environment and our children’s future while opening the gate to special oil and gas interest groups.

Oklahoma Democratic Party