Calling former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt "the wrong choice for EPA administrator", a Democratic state senator said Friday that Colorado will have to chart its own environmental course and reject the direction it looks like Washington is taking.
The 52-46 vote comes a day after an Oklahoma judge said Pruitt was in violation of the state's Open Records Act and ordered the release of thousands of emails between his office and fossil fuel companies. A friend of the fossil fuel industry and a skeptic of climate change, choosing Pruitt to head an environmental agency is perhaps one of the most cynical appointments Trump has made.
Senate Democrats held the floor for hours on Thursday night and through Friday morning, criticizing Pruitt and pushing for a delay of his confirmation.
Only one Republican, Senator Susan Collins of ME, is reported to have voted against him, while two Democrats from energy-producing states - Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota - voted in favour of the controversial leader. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia, and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. Just one GOP senator, Susan Collins of ME, said she would vote against Pruitt.
"Scott Pruitt understands the important role that state's play, especially in a state like Montana".
According to Capito, Pruitt answered more than 200 direct questions from committee members during his confirmation hearing and more than 1,000 follow-up questions. As EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt will bring a rational, constitutional, and federalist perspective to environmental stewardship. Susan Collins (R-Maine) opposed him. Tom Udall, D-New Mexico.
Mr Pruitt had refused to hand over the emails for more than two years.
As Oklahoma's attorney general, Pruitt led legal challenge after legal challenge against EPA regulations, even describing himself in his official biography as "a leading advocate against the EPA's activist agenda".
The Oklahoman who sued the federal government 14 times over environmental rules he said were overly broad and unconstitutional will soon be the nation's top environmental steward. President Trump campaigned on promises to loosen regulations on energy production and vowed to roll back the Clean Power Plan.
An Oklahoma court ruled this week that Pruitt will have to turn over 3,000 emails between his office and energy companies by Tuesday after a watchdog group, the Center for Media and Democracy, sued for their release. Democrats hoping to find something in the emails that could be used to block Pruitt attempted to delay the final vote until February 27.
US Department of State, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield is ecpected to be at the event. The European Union, which had cut support amid tensions with Jammeh, recently announced an $80m package of assistance.
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Almost all 52 Republicans, except Senator Susan Collins, who announced her opposition on Wednesday, are expected to vote for him. Judge Timmons asked Pruitt's office to release the mails either to the court or to the advocacy group by Tuesday (21 February).
The Justice Department court filing on Thursday said Trump's order would be "substantially revised" but did not provide details. If the administration had made a decision to spend a month crafting the order, "everything would've been ideal ", Trump said.
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House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi called for Flynn to be fired, saying he "cannot be trusted to put Putin before America". The leaks are said to be based on communications intercepts, which could include email, texts or telephone conversations.
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