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Scott Pruitt
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14th Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
In office
February 17, 2017 – July 6, 2018
President Donald Trump
Preceded by Gina McCarthy
Succeeded by Andrew R. Wheeler
17th Attorney General of Oklahoma
In office
January 10, 2011 – February 17, 2017
Governor Mary Fallin
Preceded by Drew Edmondson
Succeeded by Michael J. Hunter
Personal details
Born
Edward Scott Pruitt

May 9, 1968 (1968-05-09) (age 51)
Danville, Kentucky, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s)
Marlyn Pruitt (m. 1992)
Alma mater Georgetown College (BA)
University of Tulsa (JD)

Edward Scott Pruitt (born May 9, 1968) is an American lawyer and Republican politician from the state of Oklahoma. Scott was the 14th Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from February 17, 2017 until his resignation on July 6, 2018.

He was the Oklahoma Attorney General serving from 2011 through 2017. Pruitt was a State Senator, representing Tulsa and Wagoner counties from 1998 until 2006.

On December 7, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump selected Pruitt to be his nominee as the next Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. On February 17, 2017, the Senate confirmed Pruitt's nomination, by a vote of 52-46.

While critics, such as Senator Bernie Sanders, described him as a climate change denier, he believes that the climate is changing and human activity is responsible to climate change.

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