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Trump's pick for EPA vows to support Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort

Trump's pick for EPA vows to support Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort

President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a frequent critic of environmental regulations, appeared to offer support Wednesday for a federally directed Chesapeake Bay cleanup program he once sued to stop.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who has repeatedly sued the agency he is now poised to oversee, told a Senate panel he would use his authority to enforce the pollution reductions pledged by six states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and he would push for federal funding for the bay's restoration.

Pruitt and 20 other state attorneys general joined farmers in a lawsuit to stop the 2010 deal.

"That process...

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