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Donald Trump Appoints Energy Industry “Acolyte” To EPA

December 7, 2016 | Laura Friedenbach

Washington, D.C. — Money-in-politics watchdog Every Voice released the following statement on President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of  Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency: 

“As Oklahoma’s Attorney General, Scott Pruitt let energy company donors treat his office like their own lobbying firm to protect their profits at the expense of the health of American families,” said David Donnelly, president and CEO of Every Voice. “Whether it’s appointing big donors to his cabinet, or special interest acolytes to government agencies, the swamp Trump pledged to drain is starting to overflow.”

Pruitt has received thousands of dollars over the years from the executives and PAC of Devon Energy, the company mentioned in the New York Times article that highlighted his work on their behalf. He’s received hundreds of thousands more from the energy interests.

Every Voice is keeping track of of news related to Donald Trump’s efforts to “drain the swamp” at TrumpsSwamp.tumblr.com. 


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