Dem AGs ask Pruitt to recuse himself from climate rule repeal process

January 09, 2018

By Timothy Cama –

The Democratic attorneys general of 12 states say Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt needs to recuse himself from all matters related to the repeal of the Obama administration’s climate change rule for power plants.

The attorneys general, led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, say Pruitt’s criticisms of the Clean Power Plan and his attempt in his previous job as Oklahoma’s attorney general to fight it make him irreparably biased against it.

Becerra led his colleagues and the top law enforcement officials of five cities, one county and the District Of Columbia in submitting a formal request to the EPA outlining their objections.

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