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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 02:26 PM

Senate confirms Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator in mostly party-line vote

Last edited Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:04 PM - Edit history (1)

Source: CNBC

The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday in a mostly party line vote.

The confirmation vote came after contentious hearings during which Democratic lawmakers questioned Pruitt over his ties to fossil fuel companies, his multiple legal challenges to EPA regulations and his public statements questioning the science behind climate change.


Read more: http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/17/scott-pruitt-epa-confirmation-senate-vote.html



Another day in GOP hell.

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Reply Senate confirms Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator in mostly party-line vote (Original post)
kerouac2 Feb 17 OP
Keefer Feb 17 #1
Tanuki Feb 17 #6
wordpix Feb 17 #19
Marthe48 Feb 17 #2
underpants Feb 17 #8
Marthe48 Feb 17 #11
mahatmakanejeeves Feb 17 #12
underpants Feb 17 #20
femmocrat Feb 17 #3
dalton99a Feb 17 #4
old guy Feb 17 #5
kerouac2 Feb 17 #13
old guy Feb 17 #14
edhopper Feb 17 #7
riversedge Feb 17 #9
bucolic_frolic Feb 17 #10
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 17 #15
cstanleytech Feb 17 #16
benld74 Feb 17 #17
Blue Idaho Feb 17 #18
Bayard Feb 17 #21

Response to kerouac2 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 02:29 PM

1. Actually,

One repug voted no. (Collins.)

One dem voted yes. Not sure who it was, but maybe Manchin?

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Response to Keefer (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 02:37 PM

6. Both Manchin and Heitkamp said ahead of the vote that they would vote to confirm.

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 04:41 PM

19. who needs them? I hope they're primaried bigly next time

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Response to kerouac2 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 02:32 PM

2. download epa information from the site-hurry before its gone!

I downloaded some reports the other night.

So much information, so little time.

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Response to underpants (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 02:53 PM

11. I saw this the other day.

There is a site that found archived USDA information and they have it saved. Viva

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Response to underpants (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 02:54 PM

12. And here: Dozens Of People Will Work To Preserve Federal Climate Data This Weekend

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 05:10 PM

20. Excellent

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Response to kerouac2 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 02:32 PM

3. Disgusting.

Maybe there will be something incriminating in the emails. One can hope.

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Response to kerouac2 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 02:35 PM

4. Evil greed.

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Response to kerouac2 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 02:37 PM

5. Incorrect headline.

It was not on party lines.

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Response to old guy (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:02 PM

13. They changed the headline on me!


I copied/pasted the headline right when they posted it...

I'll see if I can edit my op to:

Senate confirms Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator in mostly party-line vote

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Response to kerouac2 (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:21 PM

14. Not your fault.

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Response to kerouac2 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 02:42 PM

7. There is not a EPA

in practice anymore.
Just a advocate for the polluters.

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Response to kerouac2 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 02:49 PM

9. This is shameful that the Repugs would not wait until the fossil fuel docs were released.

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Response to kerouac2 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 02:51 PM

10. To me this is the worst cabinet pick ever

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Response to kerouac2 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:52 PM

15. Conflict of interest

is a prerequisite to work for Trump.

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Response to kerouac2 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 03:56 PM

16. Pretty much the vote that I expected including a Repungant offering up a token no vote. nt

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Response to kerouac2 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 04:24 PM

17. EVERY Cabinet appointee has MORE baggage than SCROTUS

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Response to kerouac2 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 04:39 PM

18. Short Stay...

After he releases the court ordered documents on Monday - he's likely to face charges for collusion with energy companies. Expect his resignation to follow shortly after the legitimate press get their claws into all the damaging material. If he has destroyed the illegal communications he's likely to face contempt of court charges. That should be enough to make this the shortest appointment in US history.

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Response to kerouac2 (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 05:34 PM

21. What is the big damn hurry?

The papers will be released the first of next week so he can be fairly evaluated. This guy will wreck the EPA to the point of being useless. By the time these people are booted out there could be so much damage already done.

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