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EPA: Okla. enviros dispute Pruitt testimony on river cleanup

Feb 01, 2017 - Environment & Energy Daily

When asked for examples of when he was tough on environmental violations as Oklahoma attorney general, President Trump's top pick to lead U.S. EPA, Scott Pruitt, cites his work on phosphorus pollution in the Illinois River. During his Senate confirmation hearing last month, Pruitt described the 2013 deal with Arkansas to study phosphorus pollution in the river as evidence of his commitment to environmental protection, saying the "historic agreement" he negotiated ensured phosphorus levels in the...