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Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington Jan. 18, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

Audio: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Touts Friendlier, More Cooperative Relationship With States

Audio: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Touts Friendlier, More Cooperative Relationship With States

“If you go back to the inception of the agency…Congress has been very insistent in saying the states have a role,” EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt told me during an interview on my radio show today. “The past administration simply disregarded that,” he continued. Pruitt told me he wants the EPA to focus on “cooperative federalism”

The dragline shovel Chief Ironsides works alongside highway 83 near the Great River Energy plant at Falkirk at sunset Wednesday. TOM STROMME/Bismarck Tribune

Trump’s EPA Head Scott Pruitt to Governor Doug Burgum: “The Days of Coercive Federalism Are Over”

Back during last year’s election I had lunch with then-gubernatorial candidate Doug Burgum and we talked about then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. At the time a lot of people, including this observer, were surprised at Burgum’s fulsome endorsement of Trump’s candidacy. He was (and still is) a hugely controversial and divisive figure even among Republicans. Burgum explained

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