GOP senator ‘concerned’ about EPA pick's history of suing the agency

By Timothy Cama, The Hill.

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is “concerned” about the number of lawsuits President Trump’s nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has filed against the agency he may soon run. 

Collins is the first Republican senator to come out publicly with concerns about Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.

“I am concerned, based on the meeting I had with Scott Pruitt, about the number of times he has sued the very agency that he has now been tapped to lead,” Collins told Maine Public.

Pruitt’s record of repeatedly suing the EPA during President Obama’s tenure is a sticking point for Democrats, who argue it shows that he opposes the agency’s core missions.

He sued the Obama administration EPA 14 times to get regulations overturned and won court decision in one case.

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