EPA chief Pruitt's ex-office wants more time on emails

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Posted: Feb 28, 2017 2:05 PM
EPA chief Pruitt's ex-office wants more time on emails

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's new attorney general says he needs more time to comply with a court-ordered Friday deadline to produce thousands of documents related to the relationship that new Environmental Protection Agency leader Scott Pruitt had with energy companies.

Attorneys for Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and the advocacy group Center for Media and Democracy presented arguments Tuesday to a Supreme Court referee over Hunter's motion for an emergency stay.

Oklahoma Supreme Court Chief Justice Douglas Combs could make a decision on Hunter's request as early as Monday or seek input from the full nine-member court.

After he was sued by the center, Pruitt's office was forced to release thousands of documents that show he coordinated closely with fossil-fuel companies to undermine federal efforts to curb pollution.