The emails indicate Pruitt's AG office communicated on several occasions with energy groups like Devon Energy earlier in February.
Here now are some facts regarding Scott Pruitt. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island during his confirmation why a "me.com" email was listed as a business email in a pre-hearing questionnaire, Pruitt said its inclusion was a mistake.
The New York Times reported previously that in 2011 Pruitt sent a letter to the EPA accusing it of overestimating the amount of air pollution that comes with drilling new natural gas wells in Oklahoma. Pruitt's attacks on behalf of industry and right-wing groups were not limited to the EPA, but also included immigrants, the LGBTQ community, and health care, with one OCPA staffer thanking Pruitt for attacking Obamacare on Fox News.
Pruitt sued the EPA more than a dozen times while he was attorney general of Oklahoma.
"Process matters, and we should respect that and focus upon that and try to avoid - not try to avoid, but do avoid abuses that occur sometimes".
Montgomery County judge OKs testimony from one other Cosby accuser
Another said Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in the late 1960s after befriending her and her 9-year-old son. If convicted of the charges at trial, Cosby faces a possible maximum sentence of 15 to 30 years in prison.
Just days ago, Senate Republicans and two Democrats from fossil-fuel producing states confirmed Pruitt as EPA administrator despite protests from liberal Democrats, who warned that their colleagues would regret confirming Pruitt before the emails were released.
An Oklahoma judge ordered the release of thousands of emails between Pruitt and fossil fuel companies like Koch Industries and Devon Energy last week - after he and the state AG's office were accused of ignoring multiple records requests.
A total of 52 senators voted to put Pruitt in charge of the EPA anyway. (That sound be simple for Pruitt's EPA - it's much easier to comply with regulations that simply don't exist, such as the stream protection rule recently repealed by Congress.) He made no mention of climate change or environmental destruction at all.
Many Republican lawmakers view Pruitt as a refreshing change at the top of an agency they blame for federal overreach and for killing jobs in the coal and other industries.
In May 2013, Eubanks emailed Whitsitt a letter that Pruitt and other attorneys general planned to send to the EPA with their intent to sue over methane regulations.
Kanye West's new business venture could compete with Kylie Jenner's brand
Jenner, meanwhile, is one of the top dogs in the cosmetics game, with her trademark lip kits among her most desired product. West recently displayed his Yeezy Season 5 collection at Chelsea Piers in NY .
Pruitt has not been shy about his support for the same industries over which he will, theoretically, serve as a federal watchdog.
A Center for Media and Democracy spokesperson said in a written statement, "The newly released emails reveal a close and friendly relationship between Scott Pruitt's office and the fossil fuel industry, with frequent meetings, calls, dinners, and other events".
In his closing remarks Mr. Pruitt addressed how growing the economy and protecting the environment can go hand in hand, "I believe that we as a nation can be both pro-energy and jobs, and pro-environment".
They say the lobby group provided Pruitt with a template language for an Oklahoma petition, noting "this argument is more credible coming from a State". He was confirmed on Friday with two Democrats from energy-producing states voting for him.
With Pruitt at the helm of the EPA, the Clean Power Plan may not have long to live, critics of the nomination noted at the time it was announced, given his specific opposition to this crowning jewel in the Obama administration's climate change efforts.
Ole Miss self-imposes 1-year football postseason ban
Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze had his own public reaction, re-tweeting and commenting on a number of tweets of support sent his way. Bjork said the school admits to three new allegations, including two Level I violations, which are the most serious.
In his first address as EPA administrator, Pruitt expanded on this idea of cooperation, specifically among between environmental protection and energy production or job creation. Ironically, his solution was more litigation: Pruitt joined the oil, gas and coal industries in 14 lawsuits against the EPA created to block almost all of the Obama administration's major environmental initiatives.