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21.2.17

Indianz.Com > Tribal sovereignty foe in charge of nation's environmental agenda: A Republican who has battled tribes on sovereignty and other issues is now in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma's former attorney general, was sworn in as Administrator of the EPA on Friday afternoon. He was cleared for the post earlier in the day by the Senate in a party-line vote of 52 to 47. Just one Democrat supported his nomination.

"I look forward to working with the dedicated employees on our shared vision to protect our environment for future generations," Pruitt said in a message on Facebook after he was given the oath of office by Justice Samuel Alito of the U.S. Supreme Court.


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