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Judge orders EPA nominee Pruitt to release emails with oil, gas, coal industry

Judge orders EPA nominee Pruitt to release emails with oil, gas, coal industry

An Oklahoma judge on Thursday ordered Scott Pruitt, the state's attorney general and President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, to turn over thousands of emails related to his communication with the oil, gas and coal industry.

The Center for Media and Democracy has been seeking the release of Pruitt's correspondence with fossil-fuel representatives under public records laws for more than two years. The group filed suit over Pruitt's refusal to turn over the documents and requested the expedited hearing that led to the judge's decision, which was first reported by E&E News.

The ruling by District Court Judge Aletia Timmons, who said...

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