Oklahoma Watch: Donors to Pruitt’s Oklahoma Groups Now Lobby EPA, and Reap Benefits


As an Oklahoma politician, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt received $181,000 in political contributions from donors who lobbied the EPA last year, according to a MapLight review.


“It’s no secret that Pruitt’s long been a friend of the oil and gas industry,” said Brendan Fischer, a lawyer at the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center in Washington, D.C. “You can see many corporate interests seeing it as beneficial to make an investment in promising, young, industry-friendly politicians like Scott Pruitt and then expect a payoff down the line.”

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