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Oklahoma AG Pruitt Confirmed by Senate as EPA Administrator

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Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has been confirmed by Senate to serve as EPA administrator.

The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee on Friday to lead the Environmental Protection Agency by a vote of 52-46.

Pruitt served six years as Oklahoma's attorney general and was closely aligned with oil and gas companies in his home state, whose executives backed his political campaigns. He filed 14 lawsuits as attorney general challenging EPA regulations, including President Barack Obama's plan to limit planet-warming carbon emissions.

Pruitt's nomination was strongly opposed by environmental groups that predict he will roll back EPA's enforcement efforts.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story)

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