Trump to nominate Pruitt to lead U.S. environmental agency: statement

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 08, 2016 6:20 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a critic of federal environmental regulation, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, his transition team said in a statement on Thursday.

"For too long, the Environmental Protection Agency has spent taxpayer dollars on an out-of-control anti-energy agenda that has destroyed millions of jobs, while also undermining our incredible farmers and many other businesses and industries at every turn," Trump was quoted as saying in the statement.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Louise Ireland)