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Trump settles on Oklahoma's attorney general to lead EPA

President-elect Donald Trump confirmed on Thursday that he will nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a global warming skeptic, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, which he has repeatedly sued and derided for pursuing an "activist agenda."

"My administration strongly believes in environmental protection, and Scott Pruitt will be a powerful advocate for that mission while promoting jobs, safety and opportunity," Trump said in an early morning statement.

Trump said Pruitt, 48, will restore the EPA's "essential mission of keeping our air and our water clean and safe" while ensuring that the agency doesn't spend tax money on an...